SYNONYMS | EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN 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. Origin of impart 1425–75; late Middle English
to share. See
part Related forms im·part·a·ble, adjective im·par·ta·tion, im·part·ment, noun im·part·er, noun non·im·par·ta·tion, noun non·im·part·ment, noun pre·im·part, verb (used with object) self-im·part·ing, adjective un·im·part·ed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for imparter Historical Examples of imparter
The piece of news created the sensation that its
imparter had counted upon.
After a number of years the partaker of maddened love was the
imparter of maddened might.
"I ain't surprised 't your takin' it to heart like that," said the
imparter of news. British Dictionary definitions for imparter verb (tr) to communicate (information); relate to give or bestow (something, esp an abstract quality) to impart wisdom Derived Forms impartable, adjective impartation or impartment, noun imparter, 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 imparter 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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