Pronunciation: (pär-tis'u-pāt"), [key]
—v., -pat•ed, -pat•ing.
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.
Archaic.to take or have a part or share in; partake in; share.
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