Translation of participar in English:

participar

verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb

  • 1 (en un debate, concurso) to take part, participate [formal] no participó en la carrera she did not take part in o/or run/swim/ride in the race diez equipos participaron en el torneo ten teams took part in o played in o participated in the tournament participó activamente en la toma de decisiones he took an active part in the decision-making los artistas que participan en el espectáculo the artists taking part in o/or participating in the show participaban en la alegría general they shared in the general feeling of happiness
  • 2 2.1 (en ganancias, en un fondo) to have a share 2.2 (en una empresa) to have a stockholding o/or an interest 2.3 (en una lotería) participa con la cantidad de 2 euros en el número 20179 he holds a 2 euro share in ticket number 20179
  • 3 [formal] participar de algo [de una opinión/un sentimiento] to share sth [de una característica] to share sth no participo de su optimismo I do not share his optimism

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

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