partake


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par·take

 (pär-tāk′)
v. par·took (-to͝ok′), par·tak·en (-tā′kən), par·tak·ing, par·takes
v.intr.
1. To take or have a part or share; participate: partake in the celebration.
2. To take or be given part or portion: The guests partook of a delicious dinner.
3. To share some of the properties of something else: "Each tale partakes of its creator's poetic imagination" (Charles Scribner III).
v.tr.
Archaic To take or have a part in; share in.

[Back-formation from partaker, one who partakes, from Middle English part-taker (translation of Latin particeps, participant).]

par·tak′er n.

partake

(pɑːˈteɪk)
vb (mainly intr) , -takes, -taking, -took or -taken
1. (foll by in) to have a share; participate: to partake in the excitement.
2. (Cookery) (foll by of) to take or receive a portion, esp of food or drink: each partook of the food offered to him.
3. (foll by of) to suggest or have some of the quality (of): music partaking of sadness.
4. (tr) archaic to share in
[C16: back formation from partaker, earlier part taker, based on Latin particeps participant; see part, take]
parˈtaker n
Usage: 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

par•take

(pɑrˈteɪk)

v. -took, -tak•en, -tak•ing. v.i.
1. to take part in along with others (usu. fol. by in): to partake in a celebration.
2. to receive, take, or have a portion (usu. fol. by of): to partake of a meal.
3. to have the nature or character (usu. fol. by of): feelings partaking of both joy and regret.
v.t.
4. to take or have a part in; share.
[1555–65; back formation from partaking, Middle English part taking, translation of Latin participātiō participation]
par•tak′er, n.

partake


Past participle: partaken
Gerund: partaking

Imperative
partake
partake
Present
I partake
you partake
he/she/it partakes
we partake
you partake
they partake
Preterite
I partook
you partook
he/she/it partook
we partook
you partook
they partook
Present Continuous
I am partaking
you are partaking
he/she/it is partaking
we are partaking
you are partaking
they are partaking
Present Perfect
I have partaken
you have partaken
he/she/it has partaken
we have partaken
you have partaken
they have partaken
Past Continuous
I was partaking
you were partaking
he/she/it was partaking
we were partaking
you were partaking
they were partaking
Past Perfect
I had partaken
you had partaken
he/she/it had partaken
we had partaken
you had partaken
they had partaken
Future
I will partake
you will partake
he/she/it will partake
we will partake
you will partake
they will partake
Future Perfect
I will have partaken
you will have partaken
he/she/it will have partaken
we will have partaken
you will have partaken
they will have partaken
Future Continuous
I will be partaking
you will be partaking
he/she/it will be partaking
we will be partaking
you will be partaking
they will be partaking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been partaking
you have been partaking
he/she/it has been partaking
we have been partaking
you have been partaking
they have been partaking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been partaking
you will have been partaking
he/she/it will have been partaking
we will have been partaking
you will have been partaking
they will have been partaking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been partaking
you had been partaking
he/she/it had been partaking
we had been partaking
you had been partaking
they had been partaking
Conditional
I would partake
you would partake
he/she/it would partake
we would partake
you would partake
they would partake
Past Conditional
I would have partaken
you would have partaken
he/she/it would have partaken
we would have partaken
you would have partaken
they would have partaken
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.partake - have some of the qualities or attributes of something
share - have in common; "Our children share a love of music"; "The two countries share a long border"
2.partake - have, give, or receive a share of; "We shared the cake"
acquire, get - come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work"
cut in - allow someone to have a share or profit
3.partake - consumepartake - consume; "She didn't touch her food all night"
ingest, consume, have, take in, take - serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
receive - partake of the Holy Eucharist sacrament

partake

verb
partake in something participate in, share in, take part in, engage in, enter into Do you partake in dangerous sports?
partake of something
1. consume, take, share, receive, eat They were happy to partake of our food and drink.
2. display, exhibit, evoke, hint at, be characterized by These groups generally partake of a common characteristic.
Usage: The phrase partake of is sometimes inappropriately used as if it were a synonym of eat or drink. In strict usage, you can only partake of food or drink which is available for several people to share.

partake

verb
1. To have a share, as in an act or result; have a hand in:
Idiom: take part.
2. To involve oneself in (an activity):
Idiom: take part.
3. To take (food) into the body as nourishment:
Slang: chow.
Idioms: break bread, have a bite.
Translations
يُشارِك في
podílet se
deltage
osallistuaottaa osaa
részesül
taka òátt í
piedalīties
delta

partake

[pɑːˈteɪk] (partook (pt) (partaken (pp))) VI (frm)
1. (= consume) to partake of [+ food] → comer; [+ drink] → beber
2. (= participate) to partake in an activitytomar parte or participar en una actividad
are you partaking?¿va a tomar parte?

partake

[pɑːrˈteɪk] [partook] (pt) [partaken] (pp) vi (= take part) → participer
partake in
vt fus [+ activity] → prendre part à
partake of
vt fus [+ food, drink] → prendre
He refused to partake of the modest meal she had prepared → Il refusa de prendre le modeste repas qu'elle avait préparé.part exchange n (British)reprise f
to accept in part exchange [+ car, appliance] → reprendre

partake

pret <partook>, ptp <partaken>
vi (form)
to partake of (food, drink)zu sich (+dat)nehmen; will you partake of a glass of sherry?darf ich Ihnen ein Glas Sherry anbieten?; will or do you partake? (form, hum)darf or kann ich Ihnen etwas anbieten?
(= share in) to partake of an experiencean einer Erfahrung (dat)teilhaben, jds Erfahrung (acc)teilen
to partake of a qualityeine Eigenschaft an sich (dat)haben; to a certain extent he partakes of his father’s arroganceer hat etwas von der Arroganz seines Vaters
to partake in something (in activity)an etw (dat)teilnehmen

partake

[pɑːˈteɪk] (partook (pt) (partaken (pp))) [pɑːˈteɪkn] vi (frm)
a. to partake of sthconsumare qc, prendere qc
b. to partake in an activitypartecipare or prender parte ad una attività

partake

(paːˈteik) past tense partook (-ˈtuk) : past participle parˈtaken verb
to take part. They all partook in the final decision.
References in classic literature ?
That's a `label' on my `sect'," answered Laurie, quoting Amy, as he went to partake of humble pie dutifully with his grandfather, who was quite saintly in temper and overwhelmingly respectful in manner all the rest of the day.
It seemed madness to venture out into it, yet they had been driven from the cave by those who had every right of discovery to say who, and who should not, partake of its hospitality.
Victor was proud of his achievement, and went about recommending it and urging every one to partake of it to excess.
After simpering in a small way, like one whose modesty prohibited a more open expression of his admiration of a witticism that was perfectly unintelligible to his hearers, he continued, "It is not prudent for any one of my profession to be too familiar with those he has to instruct; for which reason I follow not the line of the army; besides which, I conclude that a gentleman of your character has the best judgment in matters of wayfaring; I have, therefore, decided to join company, in order that the ride may be made agreeable, and partake of social communion.
Uncle Venner's pig was fed entirely, and kept in prime order, on these eleemosynary contributions; insomuch that the patched philosopher used to promise that, before retiring to his farm, he would make a feast of the portly grunter, and invite all his neighbors to partake of the joints and spare-ribs which they had helped to fatten.
Only the most unprejudiced of men like Stubb, nowadays partake of cooked whales; but the Esquimaux are not so fastidious.
When the professor enters a beer-hall in the evening where students are gathered together, these rise up and take off their caps, and invite the old gentleman to sit with them and partake.
She was to be familiarly near the source of its glory and feel the full flood of it pour over her and about her; the other girls could only gaze and envy, not partake.
I should be extremely displeased if Wright were to send us up such a dinner, as could make me regret having asked more than Jane Fairfax to partake of it.
A beggar-woman and her little boy--pale, ragged objects both--were coming up the walk, and I ran down and gave them all the money I happened to have in my purse--some three or four shillings: good or bad, they must partake of my jubilee.
Having no desire to be entertained by a cat-and-dog combat, I stepped forward briskly, as if eager to partake the warmth of the hearth, and innocent of any knowledge of the interrupted dispute.
Of there being a breakfast, with abundance of things, pretty and substantial, to eat and drink, whereof I partake, as I should do in any other dream, without the least perception of their flavour; eating and drinking, as I may say, nothing but love and marriage, and no more believing in the viands than in anything else.