participant

noun
par·​tic·​i·​pant | \ pär-ˈti-sə-pənt, pər-\

Definition of participant

: one that participates participants in a contest

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Other Words from participant

participant adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms for participant

Synonyms

actor, partaker, participator, party, player, sharer

Antonyms

nonparticipant

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Examples of participant in a Sentence

he seemed to be a willing participant in the prank

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The researchers also asked participants to respond to scales published in the literature. Rachel Becker, The Verge, "The problem with studies saying phones are bad for you," 5 Dec. 2018 In the experiment, Slovic and his colleagues asked participants about their willingness to donate to children in need. Brian Resnick, Vox, "Why it’s so hard to get people to care about mass suffering," 27 Nov. 2018 The contest asked participants why they should be featured in the ads. Edward Lampley, Teen Vogue, "What It's Like to Be a Disabled Model in the Fashion Industry," 5 Sep. 2018 The center is home to dozens of self-driving cars that are being used to offer rides to participants in Waymo's early rider program. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Self-driving cars will destroy a lot of jobs—they’ll also create a lot," 24 Aug. 2018 While at the McColl Center, Van Aken is doing projects in the gallery with students from Studio 345 and Behailu Academy and teaching grafting to participants in Urban Ministry Center’s SABER (Substance Abuse Education and Recovery) program. Barbara Schreiber, charlotteobserver, "This artist ‘sculpts’ in living trees and fruit. Here’s what he’s doing now in Charlotte," 11 July 2018 Mid-experiment, researchers began showing fewer threatening faces to some participants. Helen Shen, Scientific American, "The Despondent Mind: Are Our Brains Wired for Doom and Gloom?," 28 June 2018 The league has grown to 150 participants that play on four dedicated pickleball courts and two multiuse ones. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "New outdoor pickleball league explodes in Franklin and across America," 20 June 2018 Every year in Greece, the customary celebration of Resurrection includes people throwing fireworks and explosives onto streets, which sometimes cause injury to participants or even death. Vanesa Brashier, Houston Chronicle, "Fireworks show coming to Cleveland July 4," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of participant

1543, in the meaning defined above

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participant

noun

English Language Learners Definition of participant

: a person who is involved in an activity or event : a person who participates in an activity or event

participant

noun
par·​tic·​i·​pant | \ pər-ˈti-sə-pənt, pär-\

Kids Definition of participant

: a person who takes part in something contest participants

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