par·​tic·​i·​pa·​tive | \ pär-ˈti-sə-pə-tiv How to pronounce participative (audio) , pər-, -ˌpā-tiv \

Definition of participative

: relating to or involving participation especially : of, relating to, or being a style of management in which subordinates participate in decision making

Examples of participative in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Transformational leaders, like participative leaders, work to inspire their team by engaging in the critical thinking skills of their staff and take it one step further by seeking to satisfy the needs of their workers. Kara Dennison, Forbes, 27 May 2021 The different actors are engaged in an inclusive and participative process and important matters require community input. Jeff Thomson, Forbes, 28 May 2021 Art Mavens is a participative platform created by art professionals for art professionals, as well as a global marketplace for arts professionals to find and offer work. Jon Younger, Forbes, 13 May 2021 Lygia Pape, known for bold, participative performances and sculptures of iridescent gold filaments, appeared at the Met Breuer. Jason Farago, New York Times, 15 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of participative

1951, in the meaning defined above

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“Participative.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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