impart

verb im·part \ im-ˈpärt \

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

impartation

play \ˌim-ˌpär-ˈtā-shən\ noun

impartment

play \im-ˈpärt-mənt\ noun

Examples of impart in a Sentence

  1. Her presence imparted a sense of importance to the meeting.

  2. The oil imparts a distinctive flavor to the sauce.

  3. The chemicals imparted a bluish color to the paper.

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Origin and Etymology of impart

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


IMPART Defined for English Language Learners

impart

verb

Definition of impart for English Language Learners

  • : to give (something, such as a quality) to a thing

  • : to make (something) known to someone


IMPART Defined for Kids

impart

verb im·part \ im-ˈpärt \

Definition of impart for Students

imparted; imparting
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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