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

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
impartment 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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Word History


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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of impart was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Impart.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


im·​part im-ˈpärt How to pronounce impart (audio)
: to give or grant from or as if from a store
schools impart knowledge
: to make known : disclose
I have a bit of news to impart

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