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par·tic·i·pant

participant

 
 
pronunciation:
par tI s pnt
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part of speech: noun
definition: a person who takes part.
I will not be a participant in this silly argument.
similar words:
associate, contributor, member, partner, player
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The word participant contains the following parts:
cap1, cip, capt, cept, -ceive, -ceit Latin root that means to take, catch
part Latin root that means divide
-ant, -ent Latin adjective- and noun-forming suffix that means (in adjectives) doing the action denoted by the verb root; (in nouns) one who or that which does the action denoted by the verb root.
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The suffix -ant , -ent forms adjectives and, to a much lesser extent, nouns from Latin verb stems such as fid in confident and stud in student . This suffix is the equivalent in Latin of the "-ing" inflection in English. Many adjectives ending in -ant , -ent have a corresponding noun ending in -ance, -ence, -ancy, -ency.