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

Definition of participant

: one that participates participants in a contest

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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 Market participants are increasingly upbeat the Fed’s deluge of cash and other support is starting to improve market conditions. Michael S. Derby, WSJ, "Fed’s Repo Operations See Light Response Amid Upward Rate Pressure," 19 Mar. 2020 More than 20 participants are now in quarantine at home for at least 2 weeks. Kelly Servick, Science | AAAS, "Updated: Labs go quiet as researchers brace for long-term coronavirus disruptions," 16 Mar. 2020 Trap a group of participants in a house, limit their access to the outside world, furnish them with alcohol, and turn the cameras on: surely, eventually, the secret truth of the human animal would be captured on film. Miranda Popkey, The New Yorker, "How “Love Is Blind” Transcends the Norms of Reality Television," 16 Mar. 2020 Granted, the participants were all undergraduates, which could skew results, but Walker insists that the team's data is solid. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Abstract art with “pseudo-profound” BS titles seen as more meaningful," 10 Mar. 2020 Oyo was valued late last year at $10 billion in a $1.5 billion funding round whose sole participants were its 26-year-old founder, Agarwal, and the Vision Fund. Alison Griswold, Quartz, "Budget hotel chain Oyo already had problems in China. Then coronavirus happened," 5 Mar. 2020 Another note: Though the show is meant to make people get to know each other without physical attraction, all the participants are annoyingly conventionally attractive. oregonlive, "The ‘Love Is Blind’ 2-hour wedding finale drops tomorrow; are you watching Netflix’s addictive ‘love experiment’?," 26 Feb. 2020 The participants were between the ages of 4 and 7 and weighed less than 55 pounds. John Maccormack,, "“Sheep wrecks,” hockey helmets and fistfuls of wool make “Mutton Bustin’” a rodeo crowd pleaser," 17 Feb. 2020 To enter the sweepstakes for a lifetime of free pancakes, participants must be U.S. residents and at least 18 years old. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, azcentral, "National Pancake Day is 2/25. Here's how to get free pancakes at IHOP in metro Phoenix," 13 Feb. 2020

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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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24 Mar 2020

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“Participant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

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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 How to pronounce participant (audio) , pär- \

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: a person who takes part in something contest participants

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