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  • 1 Partake — Par*take (p[aum]r*t[=a]k ), v. i. [imp. {Partook} (p[aum]r*t[oo^]k ); p. p. {Partaken} (p[aum]r*t[=a]k n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Partaking}.] [Part + take.] [1913 Webster] 1. To take a part, portion, lot, or share, in common with others; to have a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 partake — ► VERB (past partook; past part. partaken) formal 1) (partake in) participate in (an activity). 2) (partake of) be characterized by. 3) (partake of) eat or drink. ORIGIN …

    English terms dictionary

  • 3 partake — par*take (p[aum]r*t[=a]k ), v. t. 1. To partake of; to have a part or share in; to share. [1913 Webster] Let every one partake the general joy. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To admit to a share; to cause to participate; to give a part to. [Obs.]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 partake of — be characterized by. → parts partake of eat or drink. → partake …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 5 partake — I verb accept, be a party to, experience, have a hand in, have a portion of, have a share of, lend oneself to, participate, receive, sample, savor, share, share in, take, take a share of, take an active part in, take part in taste II index… …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 partake in — index cooperate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 partake of — index contribute (assist) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 partake — (v.) 1560s, back formation from M.E. part taking (late 14c.), translation of L. particeps participant (see PARTICIPATION (Cf. participation)). Related: Partook; partaking …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 partake — *share, participate Analogous words: *separate, part, divide: take, *receive, accept: *have, hold, own, possess, enjoy: *get, obtain, procure, acquire …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 partake — is followed by in or (especially with reference to food) of, and the notion of sharing should always be present. To speak of partaking of a boiled egg if one is eating it all is to take the word beyond its proper limits …

    Modern English usage

  • 11 partake — [v] eat, share be a party to, be in on, be into, consume, devour, divide, engage, enter into, feed, get in the act, have a finger in, ingest, participate, receive, sample, savor, sip, sit in, sit in on, take, take part, tune in; concepts 169,225… …

    New thesaurus

  • 12 partake — [pär tāk′] vi. partook, partaken, partaking [back form. < partaker, contr. of part taker, transl. of L particeps < pars,PART2 + capere, to take: see HAVE] 1. to take part (in an activity); participate 2. to take a portion or take some;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 13 partake — UK [pɑː(r)ˈteɪk] / US [pɑrˈteɪk] verb [intransitive] Word forms partake : present tense I/you/we/they partake he/she/it partakes present participle partaking past tense partook UK [pɑː(r)ˈtʊk] / US [pɑrˈtʊk] past participle partaken UK… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 partake — par|take [pa:ˈteık US pa:r ] v past tense partook [ ˈtuk] past participle partaken [ ˈteıkən] [i]formal [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: partaker someone who partakes (15 21 centuries), from part taker] 1.) to eat or drink something partake of ▪… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 partake — par|take [ par teık ] (past tense par|took [ par tuk ] ; past participle par|tak|en [ par teıkən ] ) verb intransitive 1. ) OLD FASHIONED to take or be given something to eat or drink: partake of: Would you care to partake of some refreshments… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 partake — [[t]pɑː(r)te͟ɪk[/t]] partakes, partaking, partook, partaken 1) VERB If you partake of food or drink, you eat or drink some of it. [FORMAL] [V of n] They were happy to partake of our feast, but not to share our company. 2) VERB If you partake in… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 partake — v. (d; intr.) to partake of (to partake of food and drink) * * * [pɑː teɪk] (d; intr.) to partake of (to partake of food and drink) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 18 partake — verb (past partook; past participle partaken) 1》 (partake of) eat or drink. 2》 (partake in) formal join in (an activity). 3》 (partake of) be characterized by. Derivatives partaker noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 partake of — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms partake of : present tense I/you/we/they partake of he/she/it partakes of present participle partaking of past tense partook of past participle partaken of formal partake of something to have some of a… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 partake in — verb 1. be active in • Hypernyms: ↑participate, ↑take part • Verb Frames: Somebody s something Somebody s VERB ing 2. have, give, or receive a share of We shared the cake …

    Useful english dictionary