Participate Definition

participated, participates, participating
participated, participates, participating
To have or take a part or share in.
Webster's New World
To have or take a part or share with others (in some activity, enterprise, etc.)
Webster's New World
To share in something.
If only I could participate in your good fortune.
American Heritage
(obsolete) Acting in common; participating.

Origin of Participate

  • From the participle stem of Latin participare (“to take part in, share in, give part in, impart"), from Latin particeps (“taking part in, sharing in"), from pars (“part") + capere (“to take"); see part and capable.

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin participāre participāt- from particeps particip- partaker pars part- part part capere to take kap- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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