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Definitions for participate
pɑrˈtɪs əˌpeɪtpar·tic·i·pate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. participate, take partverb

    share in something

  2. enter, participateverb

    become a participant; be involved in

    "enter a race"; "enter an agreement"; "enter a drug treatment program"; "enter negotiations"


  1. participateverb

    } To join in, to take part, to involve oneself (in something).

  2. participateverb

    To share, share in (something).

  3. participateverb

    To share (something) with others; to transfer (something) to or unto others.

  4. Etymology: From the participle stem of participare, from particeps, from pars + capere; see part and capable.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Participateadjective

    acting in common; participating

  2. Participateverb

    to have a share in common with others; to take a part; to partake; -- followed by in, formely by of; as, to participate in a debate

  3. Participateverb

    to partake of; to share in; to receive a part of

  4. Participateverb

    to impart, or give, or share of

  5. Etymology: [L. participatus, p. p. of participare to participate; pars, partis, part + capere to take. See Part, and Capacious.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Participate

    pär-tis′i-pāt, v.i. to partake: to have a share.—v.t. to receive a part or share of.—n. Pär′ticeps crim′inis, one who, although not present, helps in any way the commission of a crime, or who after the deed assists or hides the person who did it.—adjs. Partic′ipable, capable of being participated in or shared; Partic′ipant, participating: sharing.—n. a partaker.—adv. Partic′ipantly.—n. Participā′tion.—adj. Partic′ipātive, capable of participating.—n. Partic′ipātor, one who partakes with another: a sharer. [L. participāre, -ātumpars, part, capĕre, to take.]

Editors Contribution

  1. participate

    Be involved or contribute.

    They do participate on the football pitch.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 4, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'participate' in Verbs Frequency: #579

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of participate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of participate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of participate in a Sentence

  1. Hilary Moss:

    It is important that older people in the hospital are involved in the arts that they enjoy, whatever they are . . . where people can no longer dance, I find anecdotally that they enjoy discussing dance, watching dance and seeing performances, although of course sometimes this creates sadness in no longer being able to participate.

  2. Roger Stone:

    Because I am clearly under investigation now and no attorney in their right mind would allow you to put yourself in that jeopardy, because this is not about Russian collusion, it's about the parsing of words. It's about process crimes and perjury traps, and I decline to participate.

  3. Jibril Adam:

    We do not trust this government that has killed prisoners of war and peaceful protesters, we will only participate in dialogue if there are regional and international guarantees and after prisoners of war are released.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    An identity of a foolish personality is that he does not speak/do anything against unjust laws/atrocity if a selfless person asks him with honesty to thwart the injustice, but begins to participate or support the protest by seeing on street the plenty of dubious/selfish people led by a crafty who is covertly a part of crook authority only

  5. Huntington Park:

    Our population includes documented and undocumented immigrants, and I wanted to make sure everyone could participate.

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