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


Full Definition of PARTAKE

intransitive verb
:  to take part in or experience something along with others <partake in the revelry> <partake of the good life>
:  to have a portion (as of food or drink)
:  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

participate, share
See Synonym Discussion at share


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