par·​take | \ pär-ˈtāk How to pronounce partake (audio) , pər- \
partook\ pär-​ˈtu̇k How to pronounce partake (audio) , pər-​ \; partaken\ pär-​ˈtā-​kən How to pronounce partake (audio) , 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

Other Words from partake

partaker noun

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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
Recent Examples on the Web But not all have chosen not to partake in the color wave, as there are plenty of classic pantsuits and jumpsuits in neutrals, too. Vogue, 9 May 2022 This was a super cool challenge the players had to partake in (especially digging up the two giant balls out of sand) after being separated into two teams. Dalton Ross,, 14 Apr. 2022 The rest of the stay included the opportunity for adventure, with the crew leaving the resort to partake in ziplining, camel riding, and a UTV tour at Wild Canyon Adventures adventure park. Victoria Uwumarogie, Essence, 31 Mar. 2022 Each of the 33 clients that purchase the watch will be invited on a trip to Florence and Tuscany (the price of which is incorporated in the price of the Luminor Goldtech Calendario Perpetuo) to partake in cultural activities and historical tours. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 30 Mar. 2022 No reservations are needed to partake in the culinary adventure. Emily Deletter, The Enquirer, 29 Mar. 2022 And this year celebrities were more than happy to partake in the fun, with several posting joyous photos and reels of their family festivities. Kate Hogan,, 18 Mar. 2022 Each new town meant a new crowd eager to partake of the spectacle. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, 14 Mar. 2022 To perch on the forms, to be partially nested by them, is to partake of a pleasant inversion. Los Angeles Times, 3 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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24 May 2022

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“Partake.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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par·​take | \ pär-ˈtāk How to pronounce partake (audio) \
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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