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
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.
The answer was never quite spelled out, but Kevin’s long history of proclaiming his love of family and home while partaking in self-destructive actions, as well as his preoccupation with Nora throughout the episode, suggested what was going on.
Outside the arena, Nashvillians can partake in an unusual catharsis: taking a sledgehammer to an old car with the opposing team’s logo painted on it.
And having Tesla customers visit our city has the potential benefit of them shopping and staying and partaking in all of the opportunities the city has.
Speaking of Sprouts, members of this market club can partake in cooking classes offered the first Saturday of each month.
But that analysis ignores the wild cards of Opress and Asajj Ventress, who also partake in that throwdown and complicate the good-bad binarism for The Clone Wars’ possibly final fifth season, arriving this fall.
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Origin and Etymology of partake
back-formation from partaker, alteration of part taker
First Known Use: 1561
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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