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Webster 1913 Edition


Participate

Par-tic′i-pate

,
Adj.
[L.
participatus
, p. p. of
participare
to participate;
pars
,
partis
, part +
capere
to take. See
Part
, and
Capacious
.]
Acting in common; participating.
[R.]
Shak.

Par-tic′i-pate

,
Verb.
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Participated
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Participating
.]
To have a share in common with others; to take a part; to play a role; to partake; – followed by
in
, formerly by
of
;
as, to
participate
in a debate; to
participate
in a discussion
.
Shak.
So would he
participate
of their wants.
Hayward.
Mine may come when men
With angels may
participate
.
Milton.

Par-tic′i-pate

,
Verb.
T.
1.
To partake of; to share in; to receive a part of.
[R.]
Fit to
participate
all rational delight.
Milton.
2.
To impart, or give, or share of.
[Obs.]
Drayton.

Webster 1828 Edition


Participate

PARTIC'IPATE

,
Verb.
I.
[L. participo; pars, part, and capio, to take.]
1.
To partake; to have a share in common with others. The heart of sensibility participates in the sufferings of a friend. It is sometimes followed by of.
He would participate of their wants.
2.
To have part of more things than one.
Few creatures participate of the nature of plants and metals both.

PARTIC'IPATE

,
Verb.
T.
To partake; to share; to receive a part of.
Fellowship
Such as I seek, fit to participate
All rational delight--

Definition 2021


participate

participate

English

Verb

participate (third-person singular simple present participates, present participle participating, simple past and past participle participated)

  1. (intransitive) To join in, to take part, to involve oneself (in something). [from 16th c.]
    • 2015 April 16, Jeré Longman, “At Marathon in North Korea, Curiosity Goes a Long Way”, in The New York Times:
      For the second year, foreign amateur runners were allowed to participate in a 10-kilometer race, a half-marathon or a full marathon in Pyongyang, the capital. The races were a part of the April 15 birthday celebration of Kim Il-sung, the former leader of North Korea and father of his successors: Kim Jong-il, a son, and Kim Jong-un, a grandson.
  2. (obsolete, transitive) To share, share in (something). [16th-19th c.]
    • 1638, Thomas Herbert, Some Yeares Travels, I:
      they seldome feed together, lest they might participate one anothers impurity: each has his owne cup [...].
  3. (obsolete) To share (something) with others; to transfer (something) to or unto others. [16th-18th c.]
    • 1662, Thomas Salusbury, Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief Systems of the World, II:
      Make the Earth [...] turn round its own axis in twenty four hours, and towards the same point with all the other Spheres; and without participating this same motion to any other Planet or Star.

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Translations

Adjective

participate (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Acting in common; participating.

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Latin

Verb

participāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of participō