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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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 The responses are often revelatory for participants., "a new survey of 2,700 US women published in June," 14 Sep. 2019 The array of possibilities available to participants is just one factor that sets Disney Aspire apart from other leading corporate education programs. Advertorial, Orange County Register, "Cast Members Celebrate One Year of Disney Aspire," 13 Sep. 2019 Note: This is only for participants who register at the platinum experience level. Rob Long, National Review, "FIREDCON 2019!," 12 Sep. 2019 The alleged scheme resulted in lower payments to the profit participants, the plaintiffs said. Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times, "Landmark profit dispute over ‘Bones’ TV show ends in a settlement with Fox," 11 Sep. 2019 Pumpkins for decorating will be available to the first 500 participants. Annie Alleman,, "A bounty of fall and Halloween events await the western suburbs," 11 Sep. 2019 The free event, which is open to the public, is limited to 1,000 participants. Olivera Perkins,, "Will Cleveland Rising be more inclusive than predecessors? Summit organizers hope so," 11 Sep. 2019 Copies of each selection will be available for participants about six weeks before each meeting., "Community News For The Windsor Locks Edition," 11 Sep. 2019 Similarly, another woman answered the academics’ call for participants just to say that her size was not an issue for her. Lila Maclellan, Quartz at Work, "New research examines the treacherous experience of being “fat” at work," 9 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of participant

1543, in the meaning defined above

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4 Nov 2019

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The first known use of participant was in 1543

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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-\

Kids Definition of participant

: a person who takes part in something contest participants

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to engage in dissolute behavior

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