as in to participate
to take a share or part we should all partake of the city's rich cultural offerings while we have the opportunity

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How is the word partake distinct from other similar verbs?

The words participate and share are common synonyms of partake. While all three words mean "to have, get, or use in common with another or others," partake implies accepting or acquiring a share especially of food or drink.

partook freely of the refreshments

When can participate be used instead of partake?

While the synonyms participate and partake are close in meaning, participate implies a having or taking part in an undertaking, activity, or discussion.

participated in sports

When is it sensible to use share instead of partake?

The synonyms share and partake are sometimes interchangeable, but 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

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“Partake.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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