im·​part | \ im-ˈpärt How to pronounce impart (audio) \
imparted; imparting; imparts

Definition of impart

transitive verb

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
2 : to communicate the knowledge of : disclose imparted my scheme to no one

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Other Words from impart

impartation \ ˌim-​ˌpär-​ˈtā-​shən How to pronounce impartation (audio) \ noun
impartment \ im-​ˈpärt-​mənt How to pronounce impartment (audio) \ noun

Examples of impart in a Sentence

Her presence imparted a sense of importance to the meeting. The oil imparts a distinctive flavor to the sauce. The chemicals imparted a bluish color to the paper.
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In the kitchen, gleaming marble countertops and natural hardwood floors impart a seriously chic, modern-rustic charm to the space. Rebekah Lowin, Country Living, "Chip and Joanna Gaines Just Designed the Dreamiest Home for a ‘Lovely Family’," 18 May 2019 While such treatments are sometimes ineffective, that shortcoming doesn’t impart efficacy on marijuana either. Peter B. Bach, WSJ, "If Weed Is Medicine, So Is Budweiser," 17 Jan. 2019 The new bridge, which will stretch 8,800 feet (2,680 meters) over the Port of Long Beach, is being built with about 75 seismic sensors that will measure the forces imparted on the span when one of several nearby faults set off an earthquake. Christopher Weber, The Seattle Times, "Sensors on new California bridge to record earthquake data," 3 Sep. 2018 Makeup Patrick Ta has become one of the most prolific makeup artists in Hollywood, imparting his signature radiance on countless celebrities from the Hadid sisters to Olivia Munn to longtime muse Shay Mitchell. Marci Robin, Allure, "Patrick Ta Launches His Highly Anticipated Namesake Makeup Brand With the Major Glow Collection," 4 Apr. 2019 Additionally, weakening connective tissue can cause skin sagging, or bags, which impart a heavy, sleepy look. 8. Jenn Sinrich, SELF, "8 Reasons Your Eyes Look Tired That Have Nothing to Do With Sleep—and What You Can Do," 11 Sep. 2018 Rousey, a former roommate of Harrison’s, imparted some wisdom to her. Mia Berry,, "Kayla Harrison ready to make the switch from judo to MMA," 20 June 2018 Above all, the lesson Chabon wants to impart to his children, and to the reader, is the importance of integrity—of being yourself even when that self is weird and excessive. Adam Kirsch, The Atlantic, "The Art of Parenthood," 13 May 2018 Each one finds the individuality that Chekhov, with uncanny sympathy and sly gallantry, imparted to his female characters. Stephen Karam, New York Times, "Review: In ‘The Seagull,’ a Great Play, a Great Cast and Yet ...," 9 May 2018

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First Known Use of impart

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for impart

Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French empartir, from Latin impartire, from in- + partire to divide, part

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English Language Learners Definition of impart

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


im·​part | \ im-ˈpärt How to pronounce impart (audio) \
imparted; imparting

Kids Definition of impart

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

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