Partake

Definition of Partake

Par`take´   Pronunciation: pär`tāk´
v. i.1.
[imp. Partook (pär*tŎk"); p. p. Partaken (pär*tāk"'n); p. pr. & vb. n. Partaking.]
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.
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.
v. t.1.To partake of; to have a part or share in; to share.
Let every one partake the general joy.
- Dryden.
2.To admit to a share; to cause to participate; to give a part to.
3.To distribute; to communicate.

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