verb (used without object), par·took, par·tak·en, par·tak·ing.
verb (used with object), par·took, par·tak·en, par·tak·ing.
- part. adj.,
- part. aeq.,
- part. vic.,
- parted per tierce,
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|Brandy Zadrozny|September 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I'm pro the freedom to smoke and the freedom to grow and pass and partake.
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|James Poulos|October 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The point of fasting is not to die, just to suffer a little and those who cannot partake donate to feed the truly hungry.
That all young citizens of Israel will partake both in Torah study and in military and civilian service.
His followers begged the monarch to partake of the good things in the garden.Chatterbox, 1906|Various
He was invited to partake of a feast, which Pauppukkeewiss ordered to be prepared for him.
I do not see how any man can afford, for the sake of his nerves and his nap, to spare any action in which he can partake.Leaves of Life|Margaret Bird Steinmetz
Of the offerings on war occasions women and children were forbidden to partake, as it was not their province to go to battle.Samoa, A Hundred Years Ago And Long Before|George Turner
Men cannot thus collectively enjoy rare wines or good confectionery; they cannot partake without limit of a limited supply.The Principles of Economics|Frank A. Fetter
verb -takes, -taking, -took or -taken (mainly intr)
Word Origin 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.