Definition of participate in English:

participate

verb

[NO OBJECT]
  • 1Take part.

    ‘thousands participated in a nationwide strike’
    • ‘Parents need to engage with sport and encourage their children to participate.’
    • ‘Finally, if you are fortunate enough to be able to participate in an employee share scheme, do so!’
    • ‘Thanks also to the swimmers who participated and those who contributed in any way.’
    • ‘Though he misses playing in matches he feels that he cannot risk injury by participating.’
    • ‘More accurately, the erosion of pluralism means that one participates in a kind of negative identification.’
    • ‘If I was to do anything to help, perhaps it could involve participating in protests and so on.’
    • ‘Failure to do so will be taken to mean that the clubs involved will not participate.’
    • ‘Sound is a mixed choir with a flexible structure generated by the nature of its repertoire and of the events it participates in.’
    • ‘The Syndicate has consistently led the pack in all areas it participates in, paid its dues as a guild, and earned its place as a lead guild in the gaming world.’
    • ‘The ethnographer is engaged in regular interaction with people and participates in their daily lives.’
    • ‘Twenty two patients participated in an additional joint consultation with their own doctor.’
    • ‘Theists argue that God is a personal, loving God who shares and participates in our lives i.e. he shares in our joy and in our pain.’
    • ‘He had this great idea to involve people in participating in writing a short fantasy story.’
    • ‘Join now and participate in the first contest to win Collectible Swept Away Posters!’
    • ‘In this contest of will and purpose, not every nation joins every mission, or participates in the same way.’
    • ‘There is value in participating in a system where we all share with some common rules.’
    • ‘Carnival is not a spectacle seen by the people; they live in it, and everyone participates because its very idea embraces all people.’
    • ‘We are looking for any children interested in participating in Tag rugby for their area.’
    • ‘Twenty nine cars participated in what was regarded as the best and most enjoyable hunt ever.’
    • ‘All shops participating in the festival will be given entry forms for the prize.’
    take part, engage, join, get involved, share, play a part, play a role, be a participant, partake
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  • 2participate ofarchaic Have or possess (a particular quality)

    ‘both members participate of harmony’
    benefit from, have the benefit of, reap the benefits of, have the advantage, have the use of, have available, avail oneself of, be blessed with, be favoured with, be endowed with, be born with, be possessed of
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Origin

Late 15th century: from Latin participat- ‘shared in’, from the verb participare, based on pars, part- ‘part’ + capere ‘take’.

Pronunciation

participate

/pɑrˈtɪsəˌpeɪt//pärˈtisəˌpāt/