verb (used without object)
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)
Archaic. to take or have a part or share in; partake in; share.
Origin: 1525–35; Related forms
< Latin participātus
(past participle of participāre
to share), equivalent to particip-
(stem of particeps
) taking part, partner (see participle
) + -ātus -ate1
participatory /pɑrˈtɪsəpəˌtɔri, -ˌtoʊri/ [pahr-tis-uh-puh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] Show IPA , adjective