par·​tic·​i·​pant | \ pär-ˈti-sə-pənt How to pronounce participant (audio) , pər- \

Definition of participant

: one that participates participants in a contest

Other Words from participant

participant adjective

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Examples of participant in a Sentence

he seemed to be a willing participant in the prank
Recent Examples on the Web While Sarah McLachlan spearheaded Lilith Fair, the all-female touring ensemble that launched in 1997 with artists including Jewel, Tracy Chapman, the Indigo Girls, Fiona Apple and Emmylou Harris, Crow was a fervent supporter and participant. Melissa Ruggieri, USA TODAY, 6 May 2022 Another participant on the call who asked not to be identified took screenshots of the call, however, and provided them to The Oregonian/OregonLive. oregonlive, 3 May 2022 Both coaches emphasize team unity, putting equal energy and attention to every participant and developing students as athletes and people. Drew Schott, The Arizona Republic, 30 Apr. 2022 In one participant group, some had first done the original mentally draining test. Matthew Hutson, Scientific American, 26 Apr. 2022 Another participant asked what the General Assembly can do to create equity for mental health access in all 102 counties in the state. Elizabeth Owens-schiele, Chicago Tribune, 26 Apr. 2022 Best participant in the main exhibition was won by U.S. sculptor Simone Leigh. Colleen Barry, ajc, 25 Apr. 2022 Best participant in the main exhibition was won by United States sculptor Simone Leigh. Colleen Barry, The Christian Science Monitor, 25 Apr. 2022 This is a content marketing post from a Forbes EQ participant. Imentor, Forbes, 22 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of participant

1543, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of participant was in 1543

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“Participant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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par·​tic·​i·​pant | \ pər-ˈti-sə-pənt How to pronounce participant (audio) , pär- \

Kids Definition of participant

: a person who takes part in something contest participants

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