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impart

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verb im·part \im-ˈpärt\

Simple Definition of impart

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

  • : to make (something) known to someone

Full Definition of impart

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to give, convey, or grant from or as if from a store <her experience imparted authority to her words> <the flavor imparted by herbs>

  3. 2 :  to communicate the knowledge of :  disclose <imparted my scheme to no one>

im·par·ta·tion play \ˌim-ˌpär-ˈtā-shən\ noun
im·part·ment play \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



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