Partake Definition

partaken, partakes, partaking, partook
partaken, partakes, partaking, partook
To take part (in an activity); participate.
Webster's New World
To take a portion or take some; specif., to eat or drink something, esp. in company with others.
Webster's New World
To share some of the properties of something else.
American Heritage
To have or show a trace (of); have some of the qualities (of)
Webster's New World
To take or have a part in; share in.
American Heritage

Origin of Partake

  • Back-formation from partaker one who partakes from Middle English part-taker (translation of Latin particeps participant)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Back-formation from part-taking, a Middle English calque of Latin particeps (“participating").

    From Wiktionary

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