intr.v. par·tic·i·pat·ed, par·tic·i·pat·ing, par·tic·i·pates
1. To be active or involved in something; take part: participated in the festivities.
2. To share in something: If only I could participate in your good fortune.
[Latin participāre, participāt-, from particeps, particip-, partaker : pars, part-, part; see PART + capere, to take; see kap- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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