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participate

verb [I] uk   /pɑːˈtɪs.ɪ.peɪt/ us    /pɑːrˈtɪs.ə-/
B2 to take part in or become involved in an activity: She never participates in any of our discussions, does she?
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participatory
adjective uk   /pɑːˌtɪ.sɪˈpeɪ.tər.i/ us    /pɑːrˈtɪs.ə.pəˌtɔːr-/
Participatory sports are becoming more popular.
Translations of “participate”
in Korean 참여하다…
in Arabic يُشارِك…
in French participer (à)…
in Turkish katılmak, iştirak etmek, yer almak…
in Italian partecipare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 參與,參加…
in Russian участвовать…
in Polish uczestniczyć…
in Spanish participar (en)…
in Portuguese participar…
in German teilnehmen…
in Catalan participar…
in Japanese (活動などに)参加する, 加わる…
in Chinese (Simplified) 参与,参加…
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