Difference between "participate" and "engage in"

Hello everybody,

PLZ Can anyone answer me this (What is the difference between “participate” )and “engage in”?


These words can be synonyms, but not necessarliy have to be.
If I am egaged in reading I do not participate in anything. I just like to read. I do not have to be a part of a group (participate) I can read all by myself. Although, I might be a member of a book club and thus participate in meetings and other club functions.
If I am engaged in sports I might be a member of a team and participate in a competition.

engage in - to spend time doing
participate - to be a part of something, to take part in something.

Engaged - also means that if two people are engaged, they have formally agreed to get married.

She is engaged to someone who met at work…

Engage in something - also can bu used If you are taking part in something.

To be engaged to somebody and to be engaged in something do not mean the same.


Could you kindly explain me a logical way of your passage?

And If I did mistake head me off from the wrong way.

Thanks a million

The question:

Your answer was quite non sequitur:

You were confusing the asker. I just tried to clarify it a little.

Oh… I understood, Thanks a lot

To err is human.

Oh…God… How bad my english is…I’m so tired to think about it…

Good night. It is very late in St. Pete.