Definition of spectate
: to be present as a spectator (as at a sports event)
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Ms. Mei sat in Cherry’s chair, and Mr. Devand settled in to spectate a few feet away.
This year, 733,000 are thought to have watched the World Series at its 10 locations; by way of comparison, 458,000 spectated the 2009-10 season.
Tristan Thompson spectates on the third dunk, LeBron James shows no effort on the fourth, Kevin Love realizes his limitations and doesn’t even try on the fifth.
Matt Slauson and Kenny Wiggins were the main guards, with Orlando Franklin, the presumptive starter at right guard, in spectating mode.
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Origin and Etymology of spectate
back-formation from spectator
First Known Use: 1858See Words from the same year
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Definition of spectate for English Language Learners
: to watch something (such as a sports event)
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