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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 Indo-European roots.]

par·tic′i·pa′tive adj.
par·tic′i·pa′tor n.
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Adj.1.participating - taking part in an activityparticipating - taking part in an activity; "an active member of the club"; "he was politically active"; "the participating organizations"
involved - connected by participation or association or use; "we accomplished nothing, simply because of the large number of people involved"; "the problems involved"; "the involved muscles"; "I don't want to get involved"; "everyone involved in the bribery case has been identified"
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Their argument would be, that a grant, once made, could not be revoked; and that the justice of participating in territory acquired or secured by the joint efforts of the Confederacy, remained undiminished.
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The former practitioner will not be considered as participating or associating with his or her former firm solely because the former practitioner is provided an office, either in the firm's suite or in a separate location, and related office amenities such as secretarial and telephone services.
Participating residents gather in the physical therapy studio, where they socialize until class begins, which is for many residents the key motivation to attend class.
Because of the need for integration of technologies at a fundamental level, it is considered critical that participating investigators be in a position to work closely together in an iterative manner.
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He said that he was 121st member of the assembly who was participating in the debate on budget from the last 45 to 46 hours.

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