on the part of (someone)

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of on the part of (someone)

: by or from (someone)
  • It was a good effort on the part of all the students.
  • There is a lot of sympathy for the accused woman on the part of the public.

Word by Word Definitions

part play
  1. : one of the often indefinite or unequal subdivisions into which something is or is regarded as divided and which together constitute the whole

  2. : an essential portion or integral element

  3. : one of several or many equal units of which something is composed or into which it is divisible : an amount equal to another amount

  1. : to separate from or take leave of someone

  2. : to take leave of one another

  3. : to become separated into parts

  1. : partly

  1. : partial

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody


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