verb im·part \im-ˈpärt\

: to give (something, such as a quality) to a thing

: to make (something) known to someone

Full Definition of IMPART

transitive verb
:  to give, convey, or grant from or as if from a store <her experience imparted authority to her words> <the flavor imparted by herbs>
:  to communicate the knowledge of :  disclose <imparted my scheme to no one>
im·par·ta·tion \ˌim-ˌpär-ˈtā-shən\ noun
im·part·ment \im-ˈpärt-mənt\ noun

Examples of IMPART

  1. Her presence imparted a sense of importance to the meeting.
  2. The oil imparts a distinctive flavor to the sauce.
  3. The chemicals imparted a bluish color to the paper.

Origin of IMPART

Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French empartir, from Latin impartire, from in- + partire to divide, part
First Known Use: 15th century
IMPART Defined for Kids


verb im·part \im-ˈpärt\

Definition of IMPART for Kids

:  to give or grant from or as if from a supply <The sun imparts warmth.>
:  to make known <She imparted the news.>


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