Participate vs Involving - What's the difference?

participate | involving |

As verbs the difference between participate and involving

is that participate is to join in, to take part, to involve oneself ((in) something) while involving is .

As an adjective participate

is (obsolete) acting in common; participating.




  • To join in, to take part, to involve oneself ((in) something).
  • (obsolete) To share, share in (something).
  • * 1638 , , Some Yeares Travels , I:
  • they seldome feed together, lest they might participate one anothers impurity: each has his owne cup [...].
  • (obsolete) To share (something) (with) others; to transfer (something) (to) or (unto) others.
  • * 1662 , Thomas Salusbury, Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief Systems of the World , II:
  • Make the Earth [...] turn round its own axis in twenty four hours, and towards the same point with all the other Spheres; and without participating this same motion to any other Planet or Star.


  • (obsolete) Acting in common; participating.
  • * 1608 , , I. i. 101:
  • And, mutually participate , did minister / Unto the appetite and affection common / Of the whole body.