Participation in extracurricular activities makes you a well-rounded person. Getting involved in different groups and pursuits is not only educational, but also an opportunity to make lifelong friends.

Notice that the first syllable in this noun is part-, as in, “take part.” Participation is the act of participating, or being related to a larger whole. Another word for this is involvement. A person can enjoy participation in a club, a celebration, or even a conversation.

Definitions of participation
  1. noun
    the act of sharing in the activities of a group
    synonyms: engagement, involution, involvement
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    non-engagement, non-involvement, nonparticipation
    withdrawing from the activities of a group
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    an engagement by contract involving financial obligation
    intercession, intervention
    the act of intervening (as to mediate a dispute, etc.)
    group participation
    participation by all members of a group
    the act of incurring (making yourself subject to something undesirable)
    intermediation, mediation
    the act of intervening for the purpose of bringing about a settlement
    type of:
    group action
    action taken by a group of people
  2. noun
    the condition of sharing in common with others (as fellows or partners etc.)
    synonyms: involvement
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    type of:
    condition, status
    a state at a particular time
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