take part

idiomatic phrase

Definition of take part

: to be involved in some activity : to participate in something Almost everyone took part in the celebration. She refused to take part in the discussion. … was sentenced to five years in federal prison in May for taking part in a bogus investment scheme …— Mike Freeman He swore that he took no part [=was not involved] in their activities.

First Known Use of take part

1785, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of take part was in 1785

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“Take part.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20part. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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