- to make known; tell; relate; disclose: to impart a secret.
- to give; bestow; communicate: to impart knowledge.
- to grant a part or share of.
- to grant a part or share; give.
Origin of impart
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Examples from the Web for impart
The unusual textures (santouri, ney, lyra, clarinets, voices) impart a mystical quality to this work.The Best Albums of 2014
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McDonald attempts to impart on him the severity of the consequences he will face should he find himself back in this courtroom.Private Prisons Rule With Little Oversight on America’s Border
June 20, 2014
Dave benefited from having experienced grower friends who could impart their knowledge onto him when he got started.Will Home Grown Marijuana Go the Way of Moonshine?
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They have been used to impart profound wisdom and humorous mockery.New Services Immortalize Tweets
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That lesson—perseverance despite obstacles that may seem insurmountable—was exactly the message that Obama sought to impart.Obama’s Barnard College Commencement Speech Win
May 14, 2012
In a short time, I shall not have sufficient strength to impart all I have to say.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
This set them to looking up some other article which might impart variety to their fare.Brave and Bold
If no one was there, he had a lesson to impart, based on the silence and the darkness.In the Midst of Alarms
But he did not go incontinently to impart to her that information.The Secret Agent
Let me impart my confidence to you, you flurried little thing, in my own way.Little Dorrit
- to communicate (information); relate
- to give or bestow (something, esp an abstract quality)to impart wisdom
Word Origin and History for impart
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.