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 EnglishRelated 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
< Latin impartīre
to share. See im-1
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Related Words for impartmenttransmission
British Dictionary definitions for impartment
Derived Formsimpartable, adjectiveimpartation or impartment, nounimparter, noun
to communicate (information); relate
to give or bestow (something, esp an abstract quality)to impart wisdom
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 impartment
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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