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“participate” in British English

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participateverb [ I ]

uk /pɑːˈtɪs.ɪ.peɪt/ us /pɑːrˈtɪs.ə.peɪt/
participatory
adjective uk /pɑːˌtɪ.sɪˈpeɪ.tər.i/ us /pɑːrˈtɪs.ə.pəˌtɔːr.i/

Participatory sports are becoming more popular.

(Definition of “participate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“participate” in American English

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participateverb [ I ]

us /pɑrˈtɪs·əˌpeɪt/

to be or become involved in an activity:

The teacher tries to get everyone to participate in the classroom discussion.
participation
noun [ U ] us /pɑrˌtɪs·əˈpeɪ·ʃən/

Participation in the program was voluntary.
participatory
adjective /pɑrˈtɪs·ə·pəˌtɔr·i, -ˌtoʊr·i/

Participatory sports are becoming more popular.

(Definition of “participate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“participate” in Business English

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participateverb [ I ]

uk /pɑːˈtɪsɪpeɪt/ us

to take part in an event or activity:

participate in sth All staff are encouraged to participate in the project.
Several hotels are participating in the program.

FINANCE to receive a share of the profits of a company:

participate in sth All our employees participate in profits, when there are any.

(Definition of “participate” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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