What does partake mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. partake(verb)

    have some of the qualities or attributes of something

  2. partake, share, partake in(verb)

    have, give, or receive a share of

    "We shared the cake"

  3. partake, touch(verb)


    "She didn't touch her food all night"


  1. partake(Verb)

    To take part in an activity; to participate

  2. partake(Verb)

    To share (of)

    Will you partake of some food?

Webster Dictionary

  1. Partake(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [Part + take.]

  2. Partake(verb)

    to have something of the properties, character, or office; -- usually followed by of

    Etymology: [Part + take.]

  3. Partake(verb)

    to partake of; to have a part or share in; to share

    Etymology: [Part + take.]

  4. Partake(verb)

    to admit to a share; to cause to participate; to give a part to

    Etymology: [Part + take.]

  5. Partake(verb)

    to distribute; to communicate

    Etymology: [Part + take.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Partake

    pär-tāk′, v.i. to take or have a part, either absolutely, or with of or in before the thing shared, as food, &c.: to have something of the nature or properties, &c.: to be admitted: (Shak.) to make common cause.—v.t. to have a part in: to share: (Shak.) to communicate:—pr.p. partā′king; pa.t. partook′; pa.p. partā′ken.ns. Partā′ker, one who shares in along with others: a partner: an accomplice; Partā′king, a sharing: (law) a combination in an evil design. [Part and take.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of partake in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of partake in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of partake in a Sentence

  1. Ibraheem Samirah:

    The man is unfit for office and unfit to partake in a celebration of democracy, representation and our nation's history of immigrants.

  2. Herman Melville, Billy Budd, Sailor:

    Toward the accomplishment of an aim, which in wantonness of atrocity would seem to partake of the insane, he will direct a cool judgement, sagacious and sound. These men are madmen, and of the most dangerous sort.

  3. Gordon Merry:

    I would caution people – beg them – not to partake of heroin, the only thing that was good about this bout of heroin overdoses is 26 people now have a chance to reevaluate their lives to see if they could go into rehabilitation.

  4. Mateusz Morawiecki:

    Let's just say we don't belong to this migrant-loving group of friends, and neither do we want to partake.

  5. The Taliban:

    We reject all such rumors and unequivocally state that the esteemed leader of the Islamic Emirate has not authorized anyone to participate in this meeting, and neither has the Leadership Council of Islamic Emirate decided to partake in it.

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  • شاركArabic
  • уча́ствамBulgarian
  • účastnitCzech
  • teilnehmen, teilhabenGerman
  • μοιράζομαι, παίρνω μερίδιο, μεταλαμβάνω, κοινωνώ, συνεργώ σε, παίρνω μέροςGreek
  • partopreniEsperanto
  • participarSpanish
  • osa võtma, osalemaEstonian
  • ottaa osaa, osallistuaFinnish
  • participerFrench
  • [[bí]] [[rannpháirteach]], glac, caithIrish
  • partecipareItalian
  • 参加, 参加するJapanese
  • deelnemenDutch
  • uczestniczyćPolish
  • participarPortuguese
  • participaRomanian
  • разделя́ть, уча́ствовать, принима́ть уча́стие, отве́дать, приня́ть уча́стие, раздели́ть, причащаемсяRussian
  • deltaSwedish
  • పాల్గొనుTelugu

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    a substance used to produce fermentation in dough or a liquid
    • A. flair
    • B. dint
    • C. leaven
    • D. elation

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