Definition of spectate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

spectate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//spekˈteɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//spekˈteɪt//
 
[intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they spectate
BrE BrE//spekˈteɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//spekˈteɪt//
 
he / she / it spectates
BrE BrE//spekˈteɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//spekˈteɪts//
 
past simple spectated
BrE BrE//spekˈteɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//spekˈteɪtɪd//
 
past participle spectated
BrE BrE//spekˈteɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//spekˈteɪtɪd//
 
-ing form spectating
BrE BrE//spekˈteɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//spekˈteɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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to watch something, especially a sports event Word Origin early 18th cent.: back-formation from spectator.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: spectate