participate

[pahr-tis-uh-peyt]
verb (used without object), participated, participating.
1.
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.
2.
Archaic. to take or have a part or share in; partake in; share.

Origin:
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.
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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]
 
par'ticipant
 
adj, —n
 
partici'pation
 
n
 
par'ticipator
 
n
 
par'ticipatory
 
adj

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Example sentences
Poor people participating in the drug frenzy are dropping dead at an early age
  nowadays.
These folks sail on a regular basis, many of them participating in every other
  two-month expedition.
Participating firms would have to give the government some form of equity or
  debt interest and accept limits on executive pay.
They are still focused on developing the management practices required for
  participating effectively in individual spikes.
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