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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Albanese pulled together an eclectic mix of vintage and custom furniture with layered textures and materials, imparting a sense of sophisticated youthfulness that is equally kid-appropriate and a playful backdrop for adults. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "A Vivacious Canadian Lake House With a Joyful Sense of Irreverence," 24 Dec. 2018 Director Benny Sato Ambush underscores that connection by imparting a Chekhovian rhythm and mood to the Gloucester Stage production. Don Aucoin,, "A dance of regret in Gloucester Stage’s ‘Lughnasa’," 20 June 2018 After reading how Harvard’s proxy has acquired significant water rights in California, the good people there are now learning a lesson imparted to us by my grandfather many years ago. WSJ, "Cherish Water as a Precious, Scarce Resource," 19 Dec. 2018 These policies are diametrically opposed to the values that Chobani Yogurt CEO Hamdi Ulukaya, an immigrant from Turkey, has tried to impart to the public. Nadra Nittle, Vox, "Companies used to stay quiet about politics. In 2018, social causes became integral to their branding.," 17 Dec. 2018 Indeed, near the edges of imperfections, the energy imparted by the electrons in the electron microscope was enough to boil off the lithium metal. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "High-density lithium in graphene: An intriguing battery possibility," 29 Nov. 2018 Milk Makeup is launching Blur + Set Matte Loose Setting Powder, a formula that, like its Blur brethren, imparts a filter-like effect on skin to make pores and fine lines less apparent. Marci Robin, Allure, "Milk Makeup's Brand-New Blur + Set Matte Loose Setting Powder Is Unbelievably Light," 1 Aug. 2018 Perri’s goal was to convey the sense of terror and disquiet that the film imparts through its title art. Eliza Brooke, Vox, "Sorry to Bother You," 12 Nov. 2018 While early versions of disk brakes worked with the traditional cables, hydraulic systems do a better job of ensuring that the force imparted to the pads is distributed evenly. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "How bicycles have changed in the last 25 years," 10 Nov. 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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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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