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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of participare, from particeps 'taking part', from pars; PART1

participate

verb
     
par‧tic‧i‧pate W3 [intransitive]
formal to take part in an activity or event:
Some members refused to participate.
participate in
Everyone in the class is expected to participate actively in these discussions.
They welcomed the opportunity to participate fully in the life of the village.
! 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).

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