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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 ?
O by what Name, for thou above all these, Above mankinde, or aught then mankinde higher, Surpassest farr my naming, how may I Adore thee, Author of this Universe, And all this good to man, for whose well being So amply, and with hands so liberal Thou hast provided all things: but with mee I see not who partakes.
The mode of entering the great tower of Coningsburgh Castle is very peculiar, and partakes of the rude simplicity of the early times in which it was erected.
In requiring more than a majority, and particularly in computing the proportion by STATES, not by CITIZENS, it departs from the NATIONAL and advances towards the FEDERAL character; in rendering the concurrence of less than the whole number of States sufficient, it loses again the FEDERAL and partakes of the NATIONAL character.
I feel very strongly about putting questions; it partakes too much of the style of the day of judgment.
In one respect their religion partakes of the pacific doctrines of the Quakers.
The atmosphere beneath is languorous, and is so tinged with azure that what artists call the middle distance partakes also of that hue, while the horizon beyond is of the deepest ultramarine.
In my country, you know, we do not consider that a guest is properly treated unless he partakes of our hospitality the moment he crosses the threshold.
But a hybrid partakes of only half of the nature and constitution of its mother, and therefore before birth, as long as it is nourished within its mother's womb or within the egg or seed produced by the mother, it may be exposed to conditions in some degree unsuitable, and consequently be liable to perish at an early period; more especially as all very young beings seem eminently sensitive to injurious or unnatural conditions of life.