Definition of participate in English:

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Pronunciation: /pärˈtisəˌpāt/


[no object]
1Take part: thousands participated in a nationwide strike
More example sentences
  • He had this great idea to involve people in participating in writing a short fantasy story.
  • Twenty nine cars participated in what was regarded as the best and most enjoyable hunt ever.
  • Thanks also to the swimmers who participated and those who contributed in any way.
take part in, engage in, join in, get involved in, share in, play a part/role in, be a participant in, partake in, have a hand in, be associated with;
cooperate in, help (out) with, assist in, lend a hand with/to
2 (participate of) archaic Have or possess (a particular quality): both members participate of harmony



Pronunciation: /-ˌpātiv/ /-pətiv/
Example sentences
  • ‘Compared with our existing lunchtime lectures and conversations with artists, this programme will be more participative, more in depth and dealing with more general themes,’ says Baker.
  • The Indonesian and French governments have signed a financial agreement to train 474 subdistrict officers in Aceh province in participative planning, the French Embassy in Indonesia said in a statement.
  • The organisation is dedicated to the achievement of the full social, economic and educational integration of people with disabilities as equal, independent and participative members of the general community.


Pronunciation: /pärˈtisiˌpādər/
Example sentences
  • What's special about this CD is that these artists were selected for the album because they are active participators and supporters in the Amnesty International Organization.
  • Civil liberties groups and music fans say the bill unfairly targets electronic music and might bring about unforeseen consequences for both promoters and participators.
  • More clean up days with more participators are needed.


Late 15th century: from Latin participat- 'shared in', from the verb participare, based on pars, part- 'part' + capere 'take'.

Words that rhyme with participate

anticipate, dissipate

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Syllabification: par·tic·i·pate

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