spectate

verb
spec·​tate | \ ˈspek-ˌtāt How to pronounce spectate (audio) \
spectated; spectating

Definition of spectate

intransitive verb

: to be present as a spectator (as at a sports event)

Examples of spectate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Stop by the Alaska State Fairgrounds to compete in the games or to spectate. Naomi Stock, Anchorage Daily News, 23 June 2022 Stop by the Alaska State Fairgrounds to compete in the games or to spectate. Naomi Stock, Anchorage Daily News, 23 June 2022 Stop by the Alaska State Fairgrounds to compete in the games or to spectate. Naomi Stock, Anchorage Daily News, 23 June 2022 Stop by the Alaska State Fairgrounds to compete in the games or to spectate. Naomi Stock, Anchorage Daily News, 26 May 2022 Sunday’s taut game did not let a manager sit back and spectate. Matt Kawahara, San Francisco Chronicle, 10 Apr. 2022 Often, as the president said, as their families were forced to watch, and as crowds gathered to spectate. ... Kathryn Watson, CBS News, 29 Mar. 2022 Meanwhile, the Noteworthy Conversations space will allow visitors to spectate in conversations and new perspectives, tying together all the elements of nature in the Samsung | Billboard Galaxy House. James Dinh, Billboard, 1 Mar. 2022 This is usually a pattern that astronomers use to spectate stars from Earth. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 12 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of spectate

1858, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for spectate

back-formation from spectator

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The first known use of spectate was in 1858

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Last Updated

30 Jul 2022

Cite this Entry

“Spectate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spectate. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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