Definition of impart
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>
impartationplay \ˌim-ˌpär-ˈtā-shən\ noun
impartmentplay \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.
Origin and Etymology of impart
Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French empartir, from Latin impartire, from in- + partire to divide, part
First Known Use: 15th century
IMPART Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of impart for Students
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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