Partake


Partake
Partake Par*take" (p[aum]r*t[=a]k"), v. i. [imp. {Partook} (p[aum]r*t[oo^]k"); p. p. {Partaken} (p[aum]r*t[=a]k"'n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Partaking}.] [Part + take.] [1913 Webster] 1. To take a part, portion, lot, or share, in common with others; to have a share or part; to participate; to share; as, to partake of a feast with others. ``Brutes partake in this faculty.'' --Locke. [1913 Webster]

When I against myself with thee partake. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To have something of the properties, character, or office; -- usually followed by of. [1913 Webster]

The attorney of the Duchy of Lancaster partakes partly of a judge, and partly of an attorney-general. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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