participant Definition

  • 1a person who takes part in or becomes involved in a particular activity
  • 2a person who participates in a meeting

Using participant: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "participant" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    All participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

  • Example

    The conference had over 500 participants from around the world.

  • Example

    The study requires the participation of at least 100 volunteers.

  • Example

    The participant was asked to fill out a survey after the experiment.

participant Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for participant

Phrases with participant

  • someone who is actively involved in an event or situation


    She was an active participant in the discussion, offering many insightful comments.

  • someone who is present at an event or situation but does not actively participate


    He was a passive participant in the meeting, mostly just listening and not contributing much.

  • someone who voluntarily chooses to participate in an activity or event


    All study participants were willing participants who signed up for the research project.

Origins of participant

from Latin 'participare', meaning 'to share'


Summary: participant in Brief

A 'participant' [pɑːˈtɪsɪpənt] is someone who takes part in or becomes involved in a particular activity or meeting. It can refer to someone who is actively or passively involved, and can be used in phrases like 'active participant' or 'willing participant.' Synonyms include 'member' and 'attendee,' while informal terms include 'player' and 'joiner.'

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