partake

[ pahr-teyk ]
/ pɑrˈteɪk /

verb (used without object), par·took [pahr-took], /pɑrˈtʊk/, par·tak·en, par·tak·ing.

to take or have a part or share along with others; participate (usually followed byin): 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.

verb (used with object), par·took [pahr-took], /pɑrˈtʊk/, par·tak·en, par·tak·ing.

to take or have a part in; share.

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Origin of partake

First recorded in 1555–65; back formation from partaking, Middle English part taking, translation of Latin participātiō “taking part”; see participation

synonym study for partake

1. See share1.

OTHER WORDS FROM partake

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British Dictionary definitions for partake

partake
/ (pɑːˈteɪk) /

verb -takes, -taking, -took or -taken (mainly intr)

(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

Derived forms of partake

partaker, noun

Word Origin for partake

C16: back formation from partaker, earlier part taker, based on Latin particeps participant; see part, take

usage for partake

Partake of is sometimes wrongly used as if it were a synonym of eat or drink. Correctly, one can only partake of food or drink which is available for several people to share
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