Definition of participant noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//pɑːˈtɪsɪpənt//
; NAmE NAmE//pɑːrˈtɪsɪpənt//
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participant (in something) a person who is taking part in an activity or event He has been an active participant in the discussion. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin participant-, literally ‘sharing in’, from the verb participare, based on pars, part- ‘part’ + capere ‘take’.Extra examples Participants ranged in age from 35 to 55. Protests on 12 April attracted 100 000 participants. Protests on Monday attracted thousands of participants. She was an unwilling participant in his downfall. She’s a regular participant in the show. The participants were asked to indicate their attitudes to science. We want people to become active participants in the political process. an active participant in the discussion online chat participants Enrolment will be limited to 35 participants. Protests attracted 100 000 participants. Workshop participants are encouraged to share their ideas.
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