If you take part in an activity or organization, you participate in it. For example, you participate in a conversation by listening to and talking with others, or you participate in a sport by joining a team and taking part in practices and games.


Acting in common; participating.

become a participant; be involved in; "enter a race"; "enter an agreement"; "enter a drug treatment program"; "enter negotiations"

share in something

Acting in common; participating.

v. i.
To have a share in common with others; to take a part; to partake; -- followed by in, formely by of; as, to participate in a debate.

v. t.
To partake of; to share in; to receive a part of.

v. t.
To impart, or give, or share of.


Par*tic"i*pate , a. [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 , v. i. [imp. & p. p. Participated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Participating.] Tj have a share in common with others; to take a part; to partake; -- followed by in, formely by of; as, to participate in a debate. Shak.
So would he participateof their wants.
Mine may come when men With angels may participate.


Par*tic"i*pate, v. t. 1. To partake of; to share in; to receive a part of. [R.]
Fit to participate all rational delight.
2. To impart, or give, or share of. [Obs.] Drayton.

Acting in common; participating.

Tj have a share in common with others; to take a part; to partake; -- followed by in, formely by of; as, to participate in a debate.

To partake of; to share in; to receive a part of.


Usage Examples

Architecture will always express the technical and social progress of the country in which it is carried out. If we wish to give it the human content that it lacks, we must participate in the political struggle.

I'm a total control freak and love to participate in the design of every single aspect of life.

My priority is to turn people - especially kids - on to sports and being active so they don't even have to think about it being good for their health. If people participate for the fun of it, and believe me - it is fun, then fitness programs will be much more successful.

As our federal government has grown too large and too powerful, the real loss has been the freedom of people to govern their own lives and participate fully in the American dream.

A government is invigorated when each of us is willing to participate in shaping the future of this nation.

Everybody has to be able to participate in a future that they want to live for. That's what technology can do.

In my case, I pay a standard premium to participate in the Federal Employees' Health Benefits Plan for my wife and myself out of each month's paycheck.

In the end, that's what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?

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Other Usage Examples

Everyone, young and old, must have access to the knowledge and skills to participate in the evolving economy.

I can't talk about foreign policy like anyone who's spent their life reading and learning foreign policy. But as a citizen in a democracy, it's very important that I participate in that.

I like making sci-fi movies because I like watching sci-fi movies. I like watching horror. I like being in a horror movie. I'm a fan. My perspective's a little different just because I get to participate as well as spectate.

I am grateful for the opportunities I have been given to participate in that work as a representative of my country, Canada, whose people have, I think, shown their devotion to peace.

I don't have to participate in another culture's ceremonies in order to respect that culture.

If capitalism is to remain a healthy, vibrant economic system, corporations must participate in taking care of the society and the environment in which they live.

It is in Saudi Arabia's best interest to allow women to fully participate in its society, and this includes the right to vote and run for office.

I love what the Valley does. I love company building. I love startups. I love technology companies. I love new technology. I love this process of invention. Being able to participate in that as a founder and a product creator, or as an investor or a board member, I just find that hugely satisfying.

Digital imaging has untied our hands with regards to technical limitations. We no longer have to be arbiters of technology we get to participate in the interpretation of technology into creative content.


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