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PARTIC'IPATE, verb intransitive [Latin participo; pars, part, and capio, to take.]

1. To partake; to have a share in common with others. The heart of sensibility participates in the sufferings of a friend. It is sometimes followed by of.

He would participate of their wants.

2. To have part of more things than one.

Few creatures participate of the nature of plants and metals both.

PARTIC'IPATE, verb intransitive To partake; to share; to receive a part of.


Such as I seek, fit to participate

All rational delight--