- 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
Related Words for partakercolleague, member, player, shareholder, partner, party, customer, patron, visitor, caller, companion, inmate, client, recipient, tenant, vacationer, helper, associate, assistant, actor
Examples from the Web for partaker
Historical Examples of partaker
I was a partaker of all the feelings that were passing in their minds.
He sees in every man a partaker of his own nature, and a brother of his own species.Gathering Jewels
James Knowles and Matilda Darroch Knowles
How she envied their happiness, but she did not feel that she was, or ever could be, a partaker with them.The Third Miss Symons
Flora Macdonald Mayor
You will here be partaker of their guilt, and hereafter of their plagues.Select Temperance Tracts
American Tract Society
First be partaker of the new life, and then put off the old man with his deeds.Expositions of Holy Scripture
- (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 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.