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par·tic·i·pate

participate

 
 
pronunciation:
par tI s peIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: participates, participating, participated
definition: to take part; share (usually followed by "in").
All the children participated in making the cookies.
 
synonyms:
engage, join, share
similar words:
associate, chip in, contribute, cooperate, enter, pitch in, pull one's weight
derivations: participative (adj.), participatory (adj.), participator (n.)
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The word participate contains the following parts:
cap1, cip, capt, cept, -ceive, -ceit Latin root that means to take, catch
part Latin root that means divide
-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).