[pahr-tis-uh-peyt] /pɑrˈtɪs əˌpeɪt/
verb (used without object), participated, participating.
to take or have a part or share, as with others; partake; share (usually followed by in):
to participate in profits; to participate in a play.
verb (used with object), participated, participating.
Archaic. to take or have a part or share in; partake in; share.
(intransitive) often foll by in. to take part, be or become actively involved, or share (in)
1833, from participate + -ory. Participatory democracy attested from 1965, a term from student protests.
1530s, back-formation from participation, or else from Latin participatus, past participle of participare “to share, share in, participate in; to impart,” from particeps “partaking, sharing,” from parti, past participle of partir “to divide” (see part (n.)) + -cip-, weak form of stem of capere “to take” (see capable). Related: Participated; participating.
noun 1. individual participation by citizens in political decisions and policies that affect their lives, especially directly rather than through elected representatives.
[pahr-tuh-sip-ee-uh l] /ˌpɑr təˈsɪp i əl/ Grammar adjective 1. of or relating to a . 2. similar to or formed from a . noun 3. a . adj. 1590s, from Middle French participial and directly from Latin participialis, from participium (see participle). As a noun from 1560s.
- Participatory journalism
noun See citizen journalism
[pahr-tuh-sip-ee-uh-lahyz] /ˌpɑr təˈsɪp i əˌlaɪz/ verb (used with object), participialized, participializing. 1. to form (a word) into a participle; make .