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impart

[im-pahrt]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to make known; tell; relate; disclose: to impart a secret.
  2. to give; bestow; communicate: to impart knowledge.
  3. to grant a part or share of.
verb (used without object)
  1. to grant a part or share; give.

Origin of impart

1425–75; late Middle English < Latin impartīre to share. See im-1, part
Related formsim·part·a·ble, adjectiveim·par·ta·tion, im·part·ment, nounim·part·er, nounnon·im·par·ta·tion, nounnon·im·part·ment, nounpre·im·part, verb (used with object)self-im·part·ing, adjectiveun·im·part·ed, adjective

Synonyms

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1. reveal, divulge. 2. grant, cede, confer.

Synonym study

1. See communicate.

Antonyms

1. conceal.
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Examples from the Web for imparting

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Historical Examples

  • His manner of imparting information, is thoughtful, and appropriate to the scene.

  • But whether he was surprised or not surprised, the consequence of your imparting it might be the same.

  • Hal and Reg were as much surprised at Dick's news, as at his manner of imparting it.

  • I have no hesitation in imparting to you all I know of the last episode that, as he used to say, had "come to him."

    Lord Jim

    Joseph Conrad

  • My third brother was very keen on imparting to us a variety of knowledge.

    My Reminiscences

    Rabindranath Tagore


British Dictionary definitions for imparting

impart

verb (tr)
  1. to communicate (information); relate
  2. to give or bestow (something, esp an abstract quality)to impart wisdom
Derived Formsimpartable, adjectiveimpartation or impartment, nounimparter, noun

Word Origin

C15: from Old French impartir, from Latin impertīre, from im- (in) + partīre to share, from pars part
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Word Origin and History for imparting

impart

v.

early 15c., "to give a part of (one's possessions); late 15c., "to share, take part," from Old French impartir (14c.), from Late Latin impartire (also impertire) "to share in, divide with another, communicate," from assimilated form of in- "into, in" (see in- (2)) + partire "to divide, part" (see part (v.)). Related: Imparted; imparting.

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