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participate

[pahr-tis-uh-peyt] /pɑrˈtɪs əˌpeɪt/
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 of participate
1525-1535
1525-35; < Latin participātus (past participle of participāre to share), equivalent to particip- (stem of particeps) taking part, partner (see participle) + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
participatingly, adverb
participative, adjective
participatively, adverb
participator, noun
participatory
[pahr-tis-uh-puh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /pɑrˈtɪs ə pəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
unparticipated, adjective
unparticipating, adjective
unparticipative, adjective
Synonyms
1. See share1 .
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  • That the local authorities of the Government are cognisant, and participatory in this system.

    The Crime of the Congo Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
British Dictionary definitions for participatory

participate

/pɑːˈtɪsɪˌpeɪt/
verb
1.
(intransitive) often foll by in. to take part, be or become actively involved, or share (in)
Derived Forms
participant, adjective, noun
participation, noun
participator, noun
participatory, adjective
Word Origin
C16: from Latin participāre, from parspart + capere to take
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Word Origin and History for participatory
adj.

1833, from participate + -ory. Participatory democracy attested from 1965, a term from student protests.

participate

v.

1530s, back-formation from participation, or else from Latin participatus, past participle of participare "to share, share in, participate in; to impart," from particeps "partaking, sharing," from parti, past participle of partir "to divide" (see part (n.)) + -cip-, weak form of stem of capere "to take" (see capable). Related: Participated; participating.

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