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
Of all the doctors who were excluded from those plans, 35 percent participated at NCI centers.
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Participating companies included Stila Cosmetics, Salem Media Group and Coldwell Banker.
About 100 men and women participated in the horseshoe pitching competition, part of a slate of Bel Air Independence Day community events.
Veterans interested in participating in the program are asked to call Megan Sikes at 219-923-2302, ext.
But for a group of New York City teenagers participating in an unusual workforce development program, a few weeks of hard work now could pay off in a big way later—with a job.
Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, participated in a meeting with Flynn and Kislyak at Trump Tower in December.
Progress continues, supported by the enthusiastic efforts of many scientists who have chosen to participate in this vibrant branch of cosmology.
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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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