Definitions for: Partake


[v] touch, as of food; "She didn't touch her food all night"
[v] have, give, or receive a share of; "We shared the cake"
[v] have some of the qualities or attributes of something



Webster (1913) Definition: Par*take", v. i. [imp. Partook; p. p. Partaken; p.
pr. & vb. n. Partaking.] [Part + take.]
1. To take a part, portion, lot, or share, in common with
others; to have a share or part; to participate; to share;
as, to partake of a feast with others. ``Brutes partake in
this faculty.'' --Locke.

When I against myself with thee partake. --Shak.

2. To have something of the properties, character, or office;
-- usually followed by of.

The attorney of the Duchy of Lancaster partakes
partly of a judge, and partly of an
attorney-general. --Bacon.


Par*take", v. t.
1. To partake of; to have a part or share in; to share.

Let every one partake the general joy. --Driden.

2. To admit to a share; to cause to participate; to give a
part to. [Obs.] --Spencer.

3. To distribute; to communicate. [Obs.] --Shak.

Synonyms: partake in, share, touch

See Also: acquire, consume, cut in, get, have, ingest, receive, share, take, take in

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