verb (used without object), participated, participating.
to take or have a part or share, as with others; partake; share (usually followed by in ): to participate in profits; to participate in a play.
verb (used with object), participated, participating.
Archaic. to take or have a part or share in; partake in; share.

1525–35; < Latin participātus (past participle of participāre to share), equivalent to particip- (stem of particeps) taking part, partner (see participle) + -ātus -ate1

participatingly, adverb
participative, adjective
participatively, adverb
participator, noun
participatory [pahr-tis-uh-puh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective
unparticipated, adjective
unparticipating, adjective
unparticipative, adjective

1. See share1. Unabridged
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participate (pɑːˈtɪsɪˌpeɪt)
vb (often foll by in)
to take part, be or become actively involved, or share (in)
[C16: from Latin participāre, from parspart + capere to take]
adj, —n

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Example sentences
While bunkers were present in various field fortification display areas, the
  soldiers who participated were out in the open.
Three cheers and one cheer more for all who participated in this effort.
One group then participated in an intensive eight-week program to improve their
  reading skills.
None of the companies or researchers who participated plan to take out patents
  based on the data.
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