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Pronunciation:  pâr'tisu`peyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  become a participant; be involved in; "enter a race"; "enter an agreement"; "enter a drug treatment program"; "enter negotiations"
  2. [v]  share in something

PARTICIPATE is a 11 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: enter, take part
 Antonyms: chuck up the sponge, drop out, give up, quit, throw in, throw in the towel
 See Also: act, experience, go through, jump, move, partake in, see, undergo



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \Par*tic"i*pate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p.
    {Participated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Participating}.]
    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. --Shak.
          So would he participateof their wants.   --Hayward.
          Mine may come when men With angels may participate.
  3. \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. --Milton.
    2. To impart, or give, or share of. [Obs.] --Drayton.
Thesaurus Terms
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