Definition of participate
- the individual man participates in the ideal man
- —Frank Thilly
- always participates in class discussions
- Your mother participates in this ambition …
- —Edith Wharton
Most people joined the game, but a few chose not to participate.
eager to participate in the city's cultural life
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: to be involved with others in doing something : to take part in an activity or event with others
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