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

Definition of participant 

: one that participates participants in a contest

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participant adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms for participant


actor, partaker, participator, party, player, sharer



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Examples of participant in a Sentence

he seemed to be a willing participant in the prank

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Under the program, participants also get diabetes and heart health education. Andrea K. Mcdaniels,, "City expands telemedicine program for older adults in Park Heights," 12 July 2018 In addition to free use of a bike, equipment and track, participants will get free coaching on a variety of ways to cycle. Lexus Velodrome, 601 Mack. Brendel Hightower, Detroit Free Press, "Things to do in metro Detroit for the week of July 8 and beyond," 9 July 2018 Some laptops will be available; participants who bring their own will be asked to install a free program called Processing. Linda Mcintosh,, "Woman of the Year awards given," 9 July 2018 For $10 a person, participants will get three quarter-ounce tastes of Whiskey Acres bourbon, rye and vodka, as well as one craft cocktail. Annie Alleman, Aurora Beacon-News, "Yorkville fest festures ribs and river fun," 5 July 2018 Along with the essays, contest participants were asked to document evidence of their community service involvements. Carol Cormaci,, "Students capture Italian Catholic Federation awards from organization’s branch at St. Bede," 3 July 2018 Olivia Choy, the paper’s lead author and now a psychologist at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, emphasized that the participants got only one 20-minute stimulation session. Sharon Begley, STAT, "Can zapping people’s brains reduce violence? Controversial study sees potential," 2 July 2018 On the two-and-a-half-hour excursion, participants get a taste of numerous cuisines from around the world: chicken tikka masala, smoked barbecue, Mexican street tacos, smoked Alaskan king salmon and more. Roxana A. Soto, USA TODAY, "Sample regional flavors with culinary experts," 30 June 2018 Unlike other Naked and Afraid adventures, the participants will get some fishing equipment, but everything else is the same. Steve Helling,, "Naked and Afraid of Sharks," 30 June 2018

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First Known Use of participant

1543, in the meaning defined above

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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


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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alleviating pain or harshness

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