What does partake mean?

Definitions for partake

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word partake.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. partakeverb

    have some of the qualities or attributes of something

  2. partake, share, partake inverb

    have, give, or receive a share of

    "We shared the cake"

  3. partake, touchverb


    "She didn't touch her food all night"


  1. partakeverb

    To take part in an activity; to participate

  2. partakeverb

    To share (of)

    Will you partake of some food?

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Partakeverb

    By and by, thy bosom shall partake
    The secrets of my heart. William Shakespeare.

    At season fit,
    Let her with thee partake, what thou hast heard. John Milton.

    My royal father lives,
    Let ev’ry one partake the general joy. Dryden.

    My friend, hight Philemon, I did partake
    Of all my love, and all my privity,
    Who greatly joyous seemed for my sake. Fa. Queen.

    Your exultation partake to every one. William Shakespeare.

  2. To Partakeverb

    Preterite, I partook: participle passive, partaken.

    Etymology: part and take.

    Partake and use my kingdom as your own,
    And shall be yours while I command the crown. Dryden.

    How far brutes partake in this faculty, is not easy to determine. John Locke.

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

    You may partake of any thing we say;
    We speak no treason. William Shakespeare, Rich. III.

    I took occasion to conjecture, how far brutes partook with men, in any of the intellectual faculties. John Locke.

    Truth and falshood have no other trial, but reason and proof, which they made use of to make themselves knowing, and so must others too, that will partake in their knowledge. John Locke.

    As it prevents factions and partakings, so it keeps the rule and administration of the laws uniform. Matthew Hale.


  1. partake

    To partake means to join in or participate in an activity, take a share or become involved in something. It can also mean to consume or use something, often in relation to food or drink.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Partakeverb

    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

  2. Partakeverb

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

  3. Partakeverb

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

  4. Partakeverb

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

  5. Partakeverb

    to distribute; to communicate

  6. 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. Witold Walczak:

    The ACLU is hopeful that the Superior Court will apply established legal principles to allow annulment of adoptions by same-sex couples who that they can finally partake of their constitutional right to marry.

  2. Christine Romans:

    The verdict is out on the controversy about whether some of these smaller banks were allowed to not partake in all of the … regulations, and maybe that left them more exposed.

  3. Jayson Gaignard:

    I rarely partake in my dinners, i’ve held dinners where I don’t even have a seat or eat anything, which I’m totally fine with. I just walk around making sure everyone is connecting and having a great time and that’s my mission.

  4. Johann von Goethe:

    He who wishes to exert a useful influence must be careful to insult nothing. Let him not be troubled by what seems absurd, but concentrate his energies to the creation of what is good. He must not demolish, but build. He must raise temples where mankind may come and partake of the purest pleasure.

  5. Oprah Winfrey:

    Partake of some of life's sweet pleasures. And yes, get comfortable with yourself.

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

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    be present at (meetings, church services, university), etc.
    • A. fudge
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