partake

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

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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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Great minds are at work building solutions for India and this industry gets to partake in these innovations as they are born. Ankit Ruparel, Quartz India, "Are you cut out for an early-stage VC firm in India? Here’s a checklist," 19 June 2019 Coming in 2020: a field station for the study of the humpback whales that migrate here each summer; guests will be able to geek out and partake in research. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, "The Best Places to Travel in 2019," 7 Dec. 2018 While parents partake in the free morning yoga class or opt for a game of sand volleyball, their kids can play cornhole or giant games of Jenga and Connect Four. Allison Bagley, Houston Chronicle, "Young entrepreneurs grow business acumen at farmers’ markets," 13 June 2018 Upon learning that the musician Maxwell was in the crowd, Foster urged a microphone into his hand and forced him to partake in a Stevie Wonder duet with Vera Wang. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Everyone Wore Pink to the BCRF’s Annual Gala," 17 May 2019 However, the Enquirer isn’t the only organization to allegedly partake in the practice that has been around for years. Brian Flood, Fox News, "'Catch and kill' explained: Inside the practice of burying negative news stories," 24 Aug. 2018 Meanwhile, the Duchess of Cambridge spent the day partaking in a surprise royal visit to Northern Ireland with Prince William. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Pippa Middleton Stuns in Colorful Temperley London Gown for Night Out," 27 Feb. 2019 Prove the fun, cool and intellectual aspects that are going to be there for the child to partake in. Christen A. Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "On college acceptance day, 7 parenting tips for managing disappointment," 30 Apr. 2018 The next step will be for Embiid to partake in the scrimmaging for low-minute guys. Keith Pompey, Philly.com, "Sixers coach Brett Brown respects the Heat, but won't be rushing Joel Embiid back in NBA playoffs," 15 Apr. 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 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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