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.
- par·tak·a·ble, adjective
- par·tak·er, noun
- pre·par·take, verb (used without object), pre·par·took, pre·par·tak·en, pre·par·tak·ing.
- un·par·tak·en, adjective
- un·par·tak·ing, adjective
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How to use partake in a sentence
He accuses her of partaking in drug-related activity on the spot, and says plainly that he doesn’t let anyone check him.A Look Back At Wendy Williams’ Most Talked About Interviews | Steven Psyllos | February 2, 2021 | Essence.com
A warning, though—this one involves a lot of tape, so if you’re letting kids partake, you might want to set some boundaries to avoid a sticky mess.Make your own New Year’s ball, and 4 other family party ideas | Purbita Saha | December 31, 2020 | Popular-Science
The holidays are a wonderful time to partake in our most beloved food-centric celebrations—many of us spend more time cooking this time of year than any other.
The project would provide an investment opportunity for San Diego and American companies to invest and partake in binational public-private partnerships.
She considers voting to be a form of civic engagement and expression that everyone should partake in.
She moved to England where she eventually abandoned her photography, partaking in only a few projects towards the end of her life.‘Lee Miller in Fashion’: A Look at the Famed War Photographer’s More Unknown Work | Erin Cunningham | October 7, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
But partaking in these clubs is less like eating your vegetables and more like enjoying a guilty pleasure.How Book Clubs Went Indie: The Success of Emily Books, The Nervous Breakdown & More | Maura Kelly | September 13, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
So the only thing surprising about the squeaky-clean family partaking in a musical episode is that it took nine seasons to do it.
Partaking in the joys of such transforming garments must be tricky in the dating years.
Am I not in France—gay, delightful France—partaking of the kindness and civility of the country?
Half wet through, and tolerably fatigued, I retired to my couch of dry leaves immediately after partaking of our scanty meal.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
If Scattergood could have heard this conversation perhaps he would not have been so gayly partaking of the softer joys of life.Scattergood Baines | Clarence Budington Kelland
Tea was here served up to us in a manner neither French nor English, but partaking of both.
While partaking of our refreshment, General Howard narrated the operations of the preceding day.The Boys of '61 | Charles Carleton Coffin.
British Dictionary definitions for partake
(foll by in) to have a share; participate: to partake in the excitement
(foll by of) to take or receive a portion, esp of food or drink: each 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
- partaker, noun
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