partake

verb
par·​take | \ pär-ˈtāk , pər-\
partook\ pär-​ˈtu̇k , pər-​ \; partaken\ pär-​ˈtā-​kən , pər-​ \; partaking

Definition of partake

intransitive verb

1 : to take part in or experience something along with others partake in the revelry partake of the good life
2 : to have a portion (as of food or drink) were invited to partake of a dinner
3 : to possess or share a certain nature or attribute the experience partakes of a mystical quality partake in each other's sorrows and joys

transitive verb

: to take part in adventurers who were willing to partake his fortunes— A. W. Kinglake

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Other Words from partake

partaker noun

Synonyms for partake

Synonyms

participate, share

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share, participate, partake mean to have, get, or use in common with another or others. share usually implies that one as the original holder grants to another the partial use, enjoyment, or possession of a thing. shared my toys with the others participate implies a having or taking part in an undertaking, activity, or discussion. participated in sports partake implies accepting or acquiring a share especially of food or drink. partook freely of the refreshments

Examples of partake in a Sentence

a story that partakes of the nature of poetry we should all partake of the city's rich cultural offerings while we have the opportunity

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Fenty Beauty is partaking in the festivities, with its Two Lil Mattemoiselles set and Mini Fairy Bomb glitter puff packaged in chic transparent orbs. Tess Garcia, Teen Vogue, "Sephora is Selling Beauty Product Holiday Ornaments," 2 Dec. 2018 At her clinic, patients can partake in every major anti-aging treatment (injectables, lasers, etc.), including Sturm's signature vampire facial and blood-infused cream. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Bella Hadid Just Revealed The One Secret To Her Glowy Skin," 18 Oct. 2018 Since debuting in 2015, Korean pop star Shownu hasn't partaken in a major aspect of K-pop, one that his fellow members of Monsta X have thoroughly embraced. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Shownu of Monsta X Reveals New Red Hair Color, the K-Pop Star’s First Bright Dye Job Ever," 12 Sep. 2018 In The Office episode, Dunder Mifflin partakes in a company-wide weight loss competition with the prize of extra vacation days for the winner. Karen Mizoguchi, PEOPLE.com, "Mindy Kaling Hilariously Responds to Getting Meme'd with a Reference from The Office," 6 Apr. 2018 In advance of the actual event, dozens of companies are offering tours and arranging visits to commercial growing operations, aimed at tourists who fly in to partake in state-legal weed. Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY, "420 bringing massive marijuana party to Denver for nation's largest public light up," 18 Apr. 2018 McLaughlin is not the first person to partake in the DIY logomania phenomenon. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "This Viral DIY Shoe Designer Could Shape the Future of Sustainability," 27 Nov. 2018 Everyone seems to partake except Alice, who is thinking about her pregnancy. Jessica Macleish, Teen Vogue, "Someone Died in the Riverdale Flashback Episode and I Need to Talk About It ASAP," 8 Nov. 2018 On Tuesday, thousands of Muslim people from around the Seattle area gathered at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center to celebrate the occasion, partaking in prayer service and meeting with friends and family. Mike Siegel, The Seattle Times, "Seattle area Muslims gather to celebrate Eid al-Adha," 21 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of partake

1561, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

History and Etymology for partake

back-formation from partaker, alteration of part taker

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partake

verb

English Language Learners Definition of partake

formal
: to have a share or part of something along with others
: to join with others in doing something : to take part in something
: to have some of the qualities of something

partake

verb
par·​take | \ pär-ˈtāk \
partook\ -​ˈtu̇k \; partaken\ -​ˈtā-​kən \; partaking

Kids Definition of partake

: to take a share or part “Refreshments are in the next room, if you care to partake of them.”— Gail Carson Levine, Ella Enchanted

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