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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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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Recent Examples on the Web William struggled with a severe bout of the virus but tried to impart a sense of calm when Johnson was hospitalized, the Sun reported. Cassidy Morrison, Washington Examiner, "‘I didn’t want to worry anyone’: Prince William kept April COVID-19 diagnosis a secret," 2 Nov. 2020 The mill provides the farmers with seeds for the heirloom, heritage, and landrace grains that impart distinctive flavors to the mill’s products. Dallas News, "Barton Springs Mill expands artisan Texas flours to grocery stores in North Texas," 2 Nov. 2020 Twix, Kit Kat, Starburst, Reese’s Pieces, Skittles, Nerds, Butterfingers, Twizzlers—an eruption of confectionary intended to impart the mother of all sugar highs to the youth of the parish. Tunku Varadarajan, WSJ, "A Halloween When Grown-Ups Wore Masks," 1 Nov. 2020 Both of his parents try to impart little pieces of advice to Abe every now and then, as made clear in the movie's final scene when Abe lets out a cry from deep within his chest in front of the two. Omar Sanchez,, "Adam Brody on his 'brutal' awkward cry at the end of The Kid Detective," 19 Oct. 2020 Bountiful seating, brass detailing, and red walls in a high-gloss finish conspire to impart a dose of luxury. House Beautiful, "Does Your House Need a Tea Room?," 14 Oct. 2020 The scammer will impart a sense of urgency; this transfer has to happen right away. Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: Think outside the (safe-deposit) box," 22 Sep. 2020 The first episode aims to impart onto viewers the fraught tension during an interaction between a Black man and a police officer. Boone Ashworth, Wired, "How VR—and Marvel Superheroes—Might Elicit Empathy," 16 Sep. 2020 That’s the only pearl of wisdom that Lily (Susan Sarandon) wants to impart on her grandson, Jonathan (Anson Boon), along with stressing the importance of handwritten thank-you cards and punctuality. Katie Walsh,, "‘Blackbird’ review: Susan Sarandon at center of story about grace in death," 16 Sep. 2020

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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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12 Nov 2020

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“Impart.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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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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