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

Other Words from impart

impartment \ im-​ˈpärt-​mənt How to pronounce impart (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 The photons within sunlight impart a small amount of momentum on asteroids, ever-so-slightly altering their orbits. Robin George Andrews, Scientific American, 18 Nov. 2021 With the right preparation, an explainer video can impart this message quickly and memorably — and that’s the best type of marketing. Yec, Forbes, 5 Nov. 2021 The original and library series will be labeled to signal to parents what lessons and ideas each show is designed to impart, with corresponding educational materials made available online and to schools. Cynthia Littleton, Variety, 16 Aug. 2021 Those are the moments that linger, that tear your heart open to the message that Chon hopes to impart about immigration. Katie Walsh, Detroit Free Press, 18 Sep. 2021 Another successful mission, another beautiful splashdown, doesn’t guarantee the next one—that’s the lesson NASA personnel have tried to impart on SpaceX, in briefings, meetings, and lectures. Marina Koren, The Atlantic, 18 Sep. 2021 Graphics in the optional 12.3 inch digital gauge cluster are similarly meant to impart a rugged theme, with a startup graphic that shows trademark scenes from five national parks. Karl Brauer, Forbes, 19 Sep. 2021 Unlike most powders, these buttery formulas impart an unmistakable, radiant sheen to the skin that mimics the effects of, say, an hour-long jog on the beach or a luxurious facial. Allure, 20 Aug. 2021 People often see mentors as selfless, learned guides who impart wisdom to the rising generation as an act of service. Rajshree Agarwal, Forbes, 25 Feb. 2021

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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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