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spectate

[spek-teyt] /ˈspɛk teɪt/
verb (used without object), spectated, spectating.
1.
to participate as a spectator, as at a horse race.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; back formation from spectator
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British Dictionary definitions for spectated

spectate

/spɛkˈteɪt/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to be a spectator, esp at a sporting event; watch
Word Origin
C20: back formation from spectator
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Word Origin and History for spectated

spectate

v.

1929, back-formation from spectator. Related: Spectated; spectating.

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