im·part | \ im-ˈpärt \
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 \ noun
impartment \im-ˈpärt-mənt \ 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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Given access to that technology, what useful message would this columnist impart to his previous self, nearly 12 years and 550 columns ago? The Economist, "Lessons to a columnist’s previous self," 12 May 2018 If there was a correct way to operate an NBA franchise, surely Jerry and Bryan Colangelo knew it and could impart it to Harris and his partners. Mike Sielski,, "Sixers owner Josh Harris doesn't seem to know how to run a stable franchise | Mike Sielski," 8 June 2018 Dalton wrote it with his future grandchildren in mind, hoping to impart his worldview as part of his legacy. Aidin Vaziri, San Francisco Chronicle, "Submit your version of Bernie and the Believers’ song ‘Simon’s Hero’," 11 May 2018 In the hours between, Hevia imparts the tips, rules and wisdoms learned through 22 years on the trail. Robert Downen, Houston Chronicle, "It's bigger than a trip or the rodeo, Trail Riders say in Houston," 23 Feb. 2018 Barley malt syrup Made from sprouted (aka malted) barley, this syrup imparts a very strong nutty, molasses-like flavor to baked goods. Laura Sant, Good Housekeeping, "How To Bake With 12 Healthy Sugar Substitutes," 1 May 2017 The day-to-day pearls of wisdom imparted by coaches to players – from youth sports to high school, to college and even the pros – are well-known: Try your hardest, don't lose focus, support your teammates, keep your chin up. Eddie Pells, The Christian Science Monitor, "Bond between players and coach may have saved Thai boy's lives," 13 July 2018 As well as imparting the wisdom of being adorable on social media at all times, Kim also sat down alongside Alice and The Today Show’s Hoda Kotb for an interview set to be shown later um, today. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Kim Kardashian Introduces Pardoned Prisoner Alice Marie Johnson to Snapchat," 14 June 2018 Centered on Walker Street, these galleries — a mix of Chelsea refugees, peripatetic veterans of downtown and a few new kids — have imparted fresh energy to one of Lower Manhattan’s last ungentrified zones. New York Times, "The 54 Galleries to See Right Now in New York," 26 Apr. 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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The first known use of impart was in the 15th century

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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 \
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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