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partake

verb par·take \pär-ˈtāk, pər-\

: to have a share or part of something along with others

: to join with others in doing something : to take part in something

: to have some of the qualities of something

par·took\-ˈtk\par·tak·en\-ˈtā-kən\par·tak·ing

Full Definition of PARTAKE

intransitive verb
1
:  to take part in or experience something along with others <partake in the revelry> <partake of the good life>
2
:  to have a portion (as of food or drink)
3
:  to possess or share a certain nature or attribute <the experience partakes of a mystical quality>
transitive verb
:  to take part in
par·tak·er noun

Examples of PARTAKE

  1. a story that partakes of the nature of poetry
  2. <we should all partake of the city's rich cultural offerings while we have the opportunity>

Origin of PARTAKE

back-formation from partaker, alteration of part taker
First Known Use: 1561

Related to PARTAKE

Synonym Discussion of PARTAKE

share, participate, partake mean to have, get, or use in common with another or others. share usually implies that one as the original holder grants to another the partial use, enjoyment, or possession of a thing <shared my toys with the others>. participate implies a having or taking part in an undertaking, activity, or discussion <participated in sports>. partake implies accepting or acquiring a share especially of food or drink <partook freely of the refreshments>.
PARTAKEN Defined for Kids

partake

verb par·take \pär-ˈtāk\
par·took \-ˈtk\par·tak·en \-ˈtā-kən\par·tak·ing

Definition of PARTAKE for Kids

:  to take a share or part <“Refreshments are in the next room, if you care to partake of them.” — Gail Carson Levine, Ella Enchanted>

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