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 partaken
I must admit I have partaken in many of the adventures that go along with the privilege of driving a hippie camper van.Dude, Where’s My Bus? Fast Times in the Iconic VW Van|Scott Jennings|October 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The few times I have partaken in smoking pot it has been a mild experience.
These, in several instances, have partaken of the character of tornadoes.A Full Description of the Great Tornado in Chester County, Pa.|Richard Darlington
It is considered polite that when refreshments are handed they should be partaken of.
But the dead sheep, look you, was of an unlooked-for plumpness, and breakfast must be partaken of sooner or later.The Pursuit|Frank (Frank Mackenzie) Savile
She was to have her dinner in bed, and had ordered the house to be kept perfectly quiet after she had partaken of that meal.Missy|Miriam Coles Harris
Whether Mrs. Proudie had most partaken of the clayey nature or of the flowery nature, Mrs. Baxter did not stop to consider.The Last Chronicle of Barset|Anthony Trollope
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.