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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
par•tic•i•pa•tion  (pär tis′ə pāshən),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. an act or instance of participating.
  2. the fact of taking part, as in some action or attempt:participation in a celebration.
  3. a sharing, as in benefits or profits:participation in a pension plan.

  1. of or pertaining to a venture characterized by more than one person, bank, or company participating in risk or profit:a participation loan.
  • Late Latin, as above
  • Anglo-French
  • Late Latin participātiōn-, stem of participātiō (see participate, -ion); replacing Middle English participacioun
  • 1325–75

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
par•tic•i•pate /pɑrˈtɪsəˌpeɪt/USA pronunciation   v. [no object], -pat•ed, -pat•ing. 
  1. to take part or have a share, as with others:to participate in a conversation.
par•tic•i•pa•tion /pɑrˌtɪsəˈpeɪʃən/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]active participation in the project.
par•tic•i•pa•tive, adj. 
par•tic•i•pa•tor, n. [countable]See -cep-, -par-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
par•tic•i•pate  (pär tisə pāt′),USA pronunciation v.,  -pat•ed, -pat•ing. 
  1. to take or have a part or share, as with others; partake;
    share (usually fol. by in):to participate in profits; to participate in a play.

  1. [Archaic.]to take or have a part or share in;
    partake in;
par•tici•pat′ing•ly, adv. 
par•tici•pa′tive, adj. 
par•tici•pa′tive•ly, adv. 
par•tici•pa′tor, n. 
par•tic•i•pa•to•ry  (pär tisə pə tôr′ē, -tōr′ē),USA pronunciation adj. 
  • Latin participātus (past participle of participāre to share), equivalent. to particip- (stem of particeps) taking part, partner (see participle) + -ātus -ate1
  • 1525–35
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See  share 1.


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