- The definition of participate is to take part in an activity.
Agreeing to play softball is an example of partipate.
Origin: from Classical Latin participatus, past participle of participare from pars, part plush capere, to take: see have
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verb par·tic·i·pat·ed, par·tic·i·pat·ing, par·tic·i·pates verb, intransitive
- To take part in something: participated in the festivities.
- To share in something: If only I could participate in your good fortune.
Origin: Latin participāre, participāt-, from particeps, particip-, partaker : pars, part-, part; see part + capere, to take; see kap- in Indo-European roots.
- par·ticˈi·paˌtive adjective
- par·ticˈi·paˌtor noun