• WordNet 3.6
    • v participate become a participant; be involved in "enter a race","enter an agreement","enter a drug treatment program","enter negotiations"
    • v participate share in something
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The 1912, a wrestling match in Stockholm between Finn Alfred Asikainen and Russian Martin Klein lasted more than 11 hours. Klein eventually won, but was to tired to participate in the championship match
    • a Participate Acting in common; participating.
    • v. i Participate To have a share in common with others; to take a part; to play a role; to partake; -- followed by in, formerly by of; as, to participate in a debate; to participate in a discussion. "So would he participate of their wants.""Mine may come when men
      With angels may participate ."
    • Participate To impart, or give, or share of.
    • Participate To partake of; to share in; to receive a part of. "Fit to participate all rational delight."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: More than 100 professional cyclists participate in the Tour de France every year and the race is over 3,200 kilometers
    • participate To partake; share or share in; receive a part or share of.
    • participate To give a share of; communicate; dispense.
    • participate To take part; partake; have a share in common with others: followed by in, formerly by of, before the object.
    • participate To have features or characteristics in common with another or others.
    • participate Synonyms Share, Participate in, etc. See partake.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Greece and Australia are the only countries to participate in all of the modern Olympics.
    • v.i Participate pär-tis′i-pāt to partake: to have a share
    • v.t Participate to receive a part or share of
    • n Participate a partaker
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  • Harry Browne
    Harry Browne
    “You don't have to buy from anyone. You don't have to work at any particular job. You don't have to participate in any given relationship. You can choose”
  • O. S. Hawkins
    O. S. Hawkins
    “What makes a church great in the eyes of God? Participation, proclamation, preservation, and propagation. Every church ought to exhibit all four.”
  • Aldous Huxley
    “A large city cannot be experientially known; its life is too manifold for any individual to be able to participate in it.”
  • Scott Adams
    Scott Adams
    “There's a fine line between participation and mockery.”
  • Gerald F. Lieberman
    Gerald F. Lieberman
    “Elections are held to delude the populace into believing that they are participating in government.”
  • Aldous Huxley
    “We participate in tragedy. At comedy we only look.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. participatus, p. p. of participare, to participate; pars, partis, part + capere, to take. See Part, and Capacious


In literature:

In this dread it was very evident that his companions largely participated, not excepting the pragmatical clerk.
"Rattlin the Reefer" by Edward Howard
Frederick Douglass was advertised to speak, and other eminent Abolitionists were expected to participate.
"History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Washington Williams
But Greene was not to be a participator in the approaching scenes.
"The Campaign of 1776 around New York and Brooklyn" by Henry P. Johnston
As soon as the retreat of the Federal army began, active participation in the battle by the artillery ceased.
"The Story of a Cannoneer Under Stonewall Jackson" by Edward A. Moore
He alone, of all the participators in this shameful business, attained to anything like honourable distinction.
"The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Volume 1" by John Charles Dent
All citizens were forbidden to join the priesthood of the foreign goddess or to participate in her sacred orgies.
"The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism" by Franz Cumont
One single will pervades every part of it, although this will is participated in by thousands.
"Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence" by Various
Menorah members participate in the conduct and the services of the Congregation.
"The Menorah Journal, Volume 1, 1915" by Various
How about a concerted breeding program for nut trees with full membership participation?
"Northern Nut Growers Association Thirty-Fourth Annual Report 1943" by Various
Excluded from all participation in the control of affairs, she fawned upon power where her ambitious nature would have sought to rule.
"The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Henry Martyn Baird
Many able and fair-minded men participated, representing various attitudes, parties, and sections of the country.
"History of the United States, Volume 5" by E. Benjamin Andrews
I urge on you the endeavour to participate to the full in its sufferings and its aspirations.
"The Forerunners" by Romain Rolland
Wounded and sorely afflicted as a friend, a husband, and a parent, what grief can there be in which I am not qualified to participate?
"The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 3 of 6" by Eugène Sue
The strong participation which every individual had taken in the fate of the State made them indifferent to their own hardships.
"Pictures of German Life in the XVIIIth and XIXth Centuries, Vol. II." by Gustav Freytag
This request was refused, whereupon they withdrew from all participation in the election.
"The History of Cuba, vol. 4" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
Barney participated with Capt.
"Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution" by L. Carroll Judson
Some of the shops were closed at noon, that all might participate in this gala occasion.
"Under the Southern Cross" by Maturin M. Ballou
A prime factor to this end was to avoid any conflict of interests among the participants.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VII (of VIII)" by Various
The supper will long be remembered by the happy participants.
"History of the Dewitt guard, company A, 50th regiment National guard, state of New York" by Unknown
Since the soul is united to the body, it participates in the motions and changes of the body, and is, in this respect, related to the perishable.
"A History of Philosophy in Epitome" by Albert Schwegler

In poetry:

Action and Passion nought could do
To save Sir Verb from fate;
Whose doom poor Participle knew,
He must participate.
"Sir Hornbook" by Thomas Love Peacock
Do thine, sweet Auburn, thine, the loveliest train,
Do thy fair tribes participate her pain?
E'en now, perhaps, by cold and hunger led,
At proud men's doors they ask a little bread!
"The Deserted Village" by Oliver Goldsmith
They as participants fought in such wise as was taught,
As beseemed the old days of the dragons,
When you led to the dance and defended with lance
The damsel you pledged in your flagons.
"The Blue And Gray" by Eugene Field
O night! propitious to my views,
Thy sable awning wide diffuse;
Conceal alike my joy and pain,
Nor draw thy curtain back again,
Though morning, by the tears she shows,
Seems to participate my woes.
"The Secrets Of Divine Love Are To Be Kept" by William Cowper
View with alarm, participant, observer,
Buried in medals from the time before.
Whisper, then believe and serve and die
And drape fresh bunting on the hemisphere
From here to India. This is the world you buy
When the wind blows fresh for war.
"Interregnum" by Weldon Kees

In news:

The sexually aroused subjects were less grossed-out by the sex-related gross tasks than the other participants.
All nine of the University of Memphis' returning scholarship players participated in the first week of coached workouts at the Finch Center last week.
Participants get to try their hand at painting while sipping on savory wines.
Students participate in voting process programs.
Two former Saranac Lake High School graduates are participants in the 2012 Fall SUNY Student Art Exhibition Series at the State University Plaza Gallery in Albany.
Map of the world with China-Japan-South Korea participating in trilateral meeting are highlighted in PR China, Japan, and South Korea.
In anticipation of its upcoming 2012 Pharmacy and Technology Conference, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores has launched a mobile application to provide conference participants with a digital compass to navigate the event.
Now Enrolling Participants Age 18-75.
Avis makes the list of top pitching prospects Boyd also participates in Area Code Games.
The love of sports, as fan and participant, is a joyful thread woven through so many of the lives that ended Sept 11.
Watch live video & participate in chat during presidential debate on Wednesday.
Production with the participation of ETB, Canal Plus.
As part of that push, our sister stations, 99.1 The Whale and Wild 104, are participating in the 2012 Food-A- Bago for CHOW.
Hundreds of participants from North America filled the hall for the event's 30th year.
Register today to participate in an upcoming webinar on raw food diets for dogs.

In science:

Peter Littlewood and Roland Zimmermann and the participants of 1st Int.
Superfluidity of "dirty" indirect magnetoexcitons in coupled quantum wells in high magnetic field
TG is the age of the Galaxy, T⊙=TG -4.55 Gyr, and Mg (TG ) is mass of interstellar gas participating in star formation now.
Are Ti44-Producing Supernovae Exceptional?
Note that the edgeset of any H is uniquely partitioned into sets N and E (Ai ), where N contains the edges which do not participate in a k-clique, while the Ai are the collections of H .
Positional games on random graphs
This is analogous to finding the distribution of avalanche sizes at the usual percolation transition, but here we are asking for the distribution of the number of nodes not participating in the avalanche.
Exhaustive percolation on random networks
The SDSS is managed by the Astrophysical Research Consortium (ARC) for the Participating Institutions.
On a Possible Indicator of Homogeneity of the Universe
The discovery of integrability in planar AdS/CFT [1, 2] has given hope that both participating models, N = 4 gauge theory and string theory on AdS5 × S 5 , can be solved exactly in the planar limit.
On the Scattering Phase for AdS_5 x S^5 Strings
Aynajian for participation in some of the calibration measurements, and R.
Spin-Wave Lifetimes Throughout the Brillouin Zone
Zabusky, and the other participants in those workshops.
Computational Euler History
The participant eccentricity incorporates the fact that the participants themselves might be rotated with respect to the reaction plane.
Eccentricity fluctuations in an integrated hybrid approach: Influence on elliptic flow
The reaction plane eccentricity is zero for small impact parameters while the participant eccentricity stays finite due to the rotation to the participant plane.
Eccentricity fluctuations in an integrated hybrid approach: Influence on elliptic flow
This critical change in survival rate will appear as a sudden change of RAA along the axis of number of participants, because the initial temperature rises as the number of participants increases.
$R_{AA}$ of $J/\psi$ near mid-rapidity in heavy ion collisions at $\sqrt{s_{NN}}=200$ GeV
This work is supported through the first ASPERA common call, from the virtual pot created from contributions from the national funding agencies participating in this call, as well as by the individual institutions participating in the study.
DARWIN: dark matter WIMP search with noble liquids
In other words, while tree topologies require participation of at least half the number of nodes (i.e., the leaves) for accurate discovery, random-graph topologies can be accurately discovered using a sub-linear number of participants.
Topology Discovery of Sparse Random Graphs With Few Participants
We construct a small network with a significant fraction of nodes as participants which cannot be reconstructed using end-to-end information on all possible paths between the participants.
Topology Discovery of Sparse Random Graphs With Few Participants
To this end, we provide a counter-example in Fig.6, where a significant fraction of nodes are participating, and we are given distances along all the paths between the participants; yet, the topology cannot be correctly identified by any algorithm.
Topology Discovery of Sparse Random Graphs With Few Participants