|Origin:||, past participle of participare, from particeps 'taking part', from pars; PART1|
par‧tic‧i‧pate W3 [intransitive]
to take part in an activity or event: ! Participate is never followed directly by a noun. Say that you participate in something: Everyone can participate in an election (NOT Everyone can participate an election).
Some members refused to participate.
They welcomed the opportunity to participate fully in the life of the village.