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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"
References in classic literature ?
Plum-pudding is the term bestowed upon certain fragmentary parts of the whale's flesh, here and there adhering to the blanket of blubber, and often participating to a considerable degree in its unctuousness.
Prince Andrew, as one closely connected with Speranski and participating in the work of the legislative commission, could give reliable information about that sitting, concerning which various rumors were current.
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.
Still, even in the upper level face-to-face classroom, less than 25% of the students seemed to be participating.
This is achieved by regularly distributing homogeneous test samples to participating laboratories for analysis and reporting of the data.
If B were to elect to treat all rental interests as a single activity, he could combine all of the hours he spent participating in each activity (450 hours + (85 hours x 3 leasing companies) = 705), which would qualify as material participation.
the participating interest is not an "exempt interest" at the end of the NRE's taxation year.
The authors found that those who are participating in a wage subsidy program are more likely to search for jobs while they are working at low-wage jobs than their counterparts who are not participating in a similar program because "subsidies increase the opportunity cost of not taking a job.
The Court majority reasoned that requiring students to yield up their urine for examination as a prerequisite to participating in extracurricular activities would serve as a deterrent to drug use.
To improve the surveillance system, we performed interim evaluations and conducted periodic conference calls with local and state health departments and participating ICPs to gain feedback on surveillance methodology.
In the January 2002 article "Anticipating the Benefits" (page 66), the authors attempt to compare historical yields of participating whole life vs.

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