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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.
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verb (used without object)
  1. to grant a part or share; give.
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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


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1. See communicate.


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Historical Examples

  • On His side the love, the impartation, the indwelling, are all perfect.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture

    Alexander Maclaren

  • Its aim is the impartation of knowledge and the formation of public opinion.

  • Regeneration implies the impartation of a new life by the Divine energy of the Holy Ghost.

  • That purpose cannot be attained by exhortation or by threatening, but only by impartation of knowledge.

  • It is all grace from start to finish, from the impartation of life in the new birth to the crowning in glory.

    The Prophet Ezekiel

    Arno C. Gaebelein

British Dictionary definitions for impartation


verb (tr)
  1. to communicate (information); relate
  2. to give or bestow (something, esp an abstract quality)to impart wisdom
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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 impartation



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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