AskDefine | Define partake

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1 have some of the qualities or attributes of something
2 have, give, or receive a share of; "We shared the cake" [syn: share, partake in]
3 consume; "She didn't touch her food all night" [syn: touch] [also: partook, partaken]

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  • /pɑː(r)'teɪk/
  • SAMPA: /pa:'teIk/


  1. (formal) To take part in an activity; to participate
  2. To share (of)
    Will you partake of some food?


to take part in an activity

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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