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[ im-pahrt ]

verb (used with object)

  1. to make known; tell; relate; disclose:

    to impart a secret.

    Synonyms: divulge, reveal

    Antonyms: conceal

  2. to give; bestow; communicate:

    to impart knowledge.

    Synonyms: confer, cede, grant, transmit

  3. to grant a part or share of.

verb (used without object)

  1. to grant a part or share; share.


/ ɪmˈpɑːt /


  1. to communicate (information); relate
  2. to give or bestow (something, esp an abstract quality)

    to impart wisdom

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Derived Forms

  • imˈpartable, adjective
  • ˌimparˈtation, noun
  • imˈparter, noun

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Other Words From

  • im·part·a·ble adjective
  • im·par·ta·tion [im-pahr-, tey, -sh, uh, n], im·part·ment noun
  • im·part·er noun
  • pre·im·part verb (used with object)
  • self-im·part·ing adjective
  • un·im·part·ed adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of impart1

First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English, from Latin impartīre “to share”; im- 1, part

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Word History and Origins

Origin of impart1

C15: from Old French impartir, from Latin impertīre, from im- (in) + partīre to share, from pars part

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Example Sentences

On the other hand, feeling crushed by an intense stressor, such as abuse or a parent’s death, can impart a sense of helplessness that leaves young people “fearful of it happening again,” Gunnar says.

Yet, when it comes to imparting information, there are many ways being schooled online right now is preferable.

The effective “temperature” of the beads from the combined trials could be derived from how they traversed the energy landscape, moving in response to the forces imparted by the laser.

Sometimes the value is in buying your service or product, but other times the value lies in the emotional connection imparted to the reader.

You can also implement extensions to impart more influence during the decision stage and garner increased user engagement.

Both impart the experience of sitting with brilliant Cubans over a rum to debate the State of Cuban Intellectual Life.

The unusual textures (santouri, ney, lyra, clarinets, voices) impart a mystical quality to this work.

Though this did nothing to help impart knowledge to his charges, some were impressed anyway by his command of the subject.

McDonald attempts to impart on him the severity of the consequences he will face should he find himself back in this courtroom.

Dave benefited from having experienced grower friends who could impart their knowledge onto him when he got started.

They had proceeded a mile when Bruno came running back, showing by his manner he had news to impart.

We were much alike in our tastes and habits, yet there was enough of difference between us to impart a relish to our friendship.

They walked down the hill, stopped many times by returning citizens anxious to impart information.

The knowledge obtained from Billy Little the boy tried to impart to Rita.

If this method of approach is clearly understood, the parent need never be worried about the time to impart information.


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