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
Expatriates may soon discover that participative management is not always the best method to use in their new setting.
In contrast to the authoritarian, the participative leader consults with team members when decisions need to be made.
The principal was recommended as effective in facilitating participative decision making.
Employees enjoy a participative work environment where commitment and teamwork are the norm.
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