broader, greater, increased
mass, widespread

We have to improve and increase mass participation in sports.

active, direct

active citizen participation in governance

effective, meaningful
individual, joint
democratic, political
civic (esp. AmE), community, popular, public

the decline in voting and civic participation

citizen, student, voter, worker
labor-force (AmE), labour-market/labor-market

The labor-force participation of mothers has risen steadily since 1976.


Some of the magic tricks called for audience participation.

athletics, sports
foreign, international
degree, extent, level

We were very pleased with the high level of participation in the charity events.

encourage, facilitate, foster, invite, promote, solicit

The club encourages participation in sporting activities.

Teachers were asked to solicit student participation.

broaden, increase
limit, restrict

He has a bad knee that will limit his participation in training.

decline, refuse (both esp. AmE)

Those who declined participation were excused and sent back to the classroom.

level, rate
participation in

direct participation in the running of the country

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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