impart

[im-pahrt]

verb (used with object)

to make known; tell; relate; disclose: to impart a secret.
to give; bestow; communicate: to impart knowledge.
to grant a part or share of.

verb (used without object)

to grant a part or share; give.

Nearby words

  1. imparisyllabic,
  2. imparity,
  3. impark,
  4. imparl,
  5. imparlance,
  6. impartial,
  7. impartiality,
  8. impartible,
  9. impassable,
  10. impasse

Origin of impart

1425–75; late Middle English < Latin impartīre to share. See im-1, part

Related forms

Synonym study

1. See communicate.

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British Dictionary definitions for impartation

impart

verb (tr)

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

Word Origin for impart

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

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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