- to take or have a part or share along with others; participate (usually followed by in): He won't partake in the victory celebration.
- to receive, take, or have a share or portion (usually followed by of): to partake of a meal.
- to have something of the nature or character (usually followed by of): feelings partaking of both joy and regret.
- to take or have a part in; share.
Origin of partake
Examples from the Web for partake
This world is a horrid cancer that no decent soul should ever partake from.Is This The Most Hated Man in Books?: Twitter vs. Edward Champion
September 26, 2014
I'm pro the freedom to smoke and the freedom to grow and pass and partake.Weed Gave My Family Everything—Then Took It Away
April 9, 2014
The Liebeck jury intuited that the only way to punish this logic of bigness was to partake of it.Supersize Me, Your Honor: Liebeck v. McDonald’s and Our Era of Ambition
October 21, 2013
The point of fasting is not to die, just to suffer a little and those who cannot partake donate to feed the truly hungry.First Friday of Ramadan For Palestinians
July 12, 2013
That all young citizens of Israel will partake both in Torah study and in military and civilian service.Who’s Afraid Of Ruth Calderon?
February 14, 2013
Dost think I can let thee go into a danger I do not partake?The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
Each day it is spread, and each year there are more Bears to partake of it.The Biography of a Grizzly
What if Benedetta, what if Dario should partake of that fruit?The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
If you are hungry, come in and partake of the liberal plenty the castle affords.
Partake then, my Imogen, in those refreshments we have prepared for your gratification.
- (foll by in) to have a share; participateto partake in the excitement
- (foll by of) to take or receive a portion, esp of food or drinkeach partook of the food offered to him
- (foll by of) to suggest or have some of the quality (of)music partaking of sadness
- (tr) archaic to share in
Word Origin and History for partake
1560s, back-formation from Middle English part-taking (late 14c.), or part-taker (c.1400), both translations of Latin particeps "participant" (n.), also "sharing, partaking" (see participation). Related: Partook; partaking.