Definition of partake
partookplay \pär-ˈtu̇k, pər-\;
partakenplay \pär-ˈtā-kən, pər-\;
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
: to take part in adventurers who were willing to partake his fortunes — A. W. Kinglake
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 of partake from the Web
While her memorable slide was spotted inflated on her property, not a hint of Swift herself — or her gang of patriotic famous revelers — were spotted partaking in its glory.
Eighteen campers had the opportunity to partake in activities that allowed them to think critically, problem solve and work together towards creating solutions that help support children experiencing hunger and homelessness.
Jackson, who has added 10 pounds to his frame and now checks in at 207, is partaking in the 22nd annual Manning Passing Academy.
In a story from March, the The Independent wrote about her presence at the annual Salamiada, a figurative and literal sausage party wherein only men can partake.
In July, the activity is called Cool Off, where kids can color their own fire helmet, enjoy an ice cream treat, and partake in educational demonstrations.
The Marlins may not partake in the postseason all that much.
The show at Good Coat is one of three events Price will partake of while in town.
The President and the Son-in-Law President Trump partook in traditional Memorial Day ceremonies to honor the nation’s war dead on Monday, a brief respite from the continuing questions about Jared Kushner’s outreach to Russian officials.
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Origin and Etymology of partake
back-formation from partaker, alteration of part taker
First Known Use: 1561See Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of partake
PARTAKE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of partake for English Language Learners
: 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 Defined for Kids
Definition of partake for Students
: 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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