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

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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 Afterward, bikers are encouraged to partake in a ride to the Wall, escorted by the Sheriff’s Office. orlandosentinel.com, "Moving Wall returns to Eustis as part of new VetFest," 25 Oct. 2019 Hundreds of thousands of Oromos descended on Addis Ababa to partake in the Irreecha festival, celebrating the end of the rainy months and welcoming the harvest season. Abdi Latif Dahir, Quartz Africa, "Ethiopia’s Oromos mark thanksgiving festival in Addis Ababa for the first time in 150 years," 7 Oct. 2019 Customers can walk in and begin a project or choose to partake in a group class. Mary Grace Keller, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "At Firehouse Pottery & Arts in Taneytown, four generations embrace community, give kids a place to ‘hang out’," 25 Sep. 2019 This 30 to 45 minute service contains quiet singing of simple chants, silent and communal prayer, and a time of anointing and laying on of hands for those wishing to partake. courant.com, "Community News For The Enfield Edition," 20 Sep. 2019 Otherwise, wait in the valley below to partake in the festival. Danielle Bernabe, National Geographic, "Eat, drink, and herd cattle at this Austrian festival," 15 Sep. 2019 Still, the person who is most worried about the raid isn’t a football player, but Alex, who has been partaking. Kaitlin Reilly, refinery29.com, "R29 Binge Club: 13 Reasons Why Season 3 Recap," 24 Aug. 2019 Kate Middleton, a totally normal mother of three who also happens to be the Duchess of Cambridge, was reportedly seen partaking in the inevitable end-of-summer errand: back-to-school shopping. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Was Reportedly Seen Doing Back-To-School Shopping," 6 Sep. 2018 Kendall only partakes in some weed-smoking, and the two drive back to the reception with the waiter at the wheel. Carrie Wittmer, Harper's BAZAAR, "Succession Season 1: What You Need to Remember Before the New Season," 11 Aug. 2019

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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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12 Nov 2019

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The first known use of partake was in 1561

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partake

verb
How to pronounce partake (audio)

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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