Definition of participate
archaic : partake
1 : to possess some of the attributes of a person, thing, or quality the individual man participates in the ideal man — Frank Thilly
2a : to take part always participates in class discussionsb : to have a part or share in something Your mother participates in this ambition … — Edith Wharton
participatorplay \pär-ˈti-sə-ˌpā-tər, pər-\ noun
Examples of participate in a sentence
Most people joined the game, but a few chose not to participate.
eager to participate in the city's cultural life
Recent Examples of participate from the web
Worthan has been charged with one count of being an active participant in a gang carrying a loaded firearm in public, one count of conspiring to commit a crime and one count of participating in criminal street gang activity, all felonies.
While there's no cost to sign up for the service, guests must spend a minimum spend of $3,000 with Stanley Korshak to participate.
The American Football Coaches Association and the NFL reached an agreement last year that allows underclassmen who are returning for another season of college football to participate in pro days at their schools.
Serves as liaison with clients, participating in meetings to ensure client needs are met.
The Stennis got underway from Bremerton, Wash., on Nov. 22 to conduct routine training and participate in National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day events.
Months earlier, the courts blocked the main opposition coalition from participating in the election.
WorkplaceDynamics invited 1,496 workplaces to participate and surveyed 281 of them.
As many as forty people had participated in the raid, including agents with Animal Control who left with several cats in portable kennels.
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Origin and Etymology of participate
Latin participatus, past participle of participare, from particip-, particeps participant, from part-, pars part + capere to take — more at heave
First Known Use: 1531
Synonym Discussion of participate
PARTICIPATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of participate for English Language Learners
: to be involved with others in doing something : to take part in an activity or event with others
PARTICIPATE Defined for Kids
Definition of participate for Students
: to join with others in doing something
Word Root of participate
The Latin word pars, meaning “part,” and its form partis give us the root part. Words from the Latin pars have something to do with a part, section, or portion. To participate is to take part in some activity. Anything partial involves only part of something. A particle is a tiny bit or portion of something. It is easy to see that part itself also comes directly from pars in both form and meaning.
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