partake




When you partake in something, you join in, like when you partake in the three-legged race and bobbing for apples at your town fall festival.

The verb partake is almost always followed by the word in, and used in a somewhat formal context. You partake in whatever activities you participate — or take part — in, like when you partake in a backyard football game or partake in your family’s holiday cookie making party. If you get a share of something, you also partake of it, like when you partake of the delicious buffet at your cousin’s wedding.

Definitions of partake
  1. verb

    consume

    synonyms:
    touch
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    types:

    receive

    partake of the Holy Eucharist sacrament
    type of:

    consume, have, ingest, take, take in

    serve oneself to, or consume regularly

  2. verb

    have, give, or receive a share of

    synonyms:
    partake in, share
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    types:

    cut in

    allow someone to have a share or profit
    type of:

    acquire, get

    come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

  3. verb

    have some of the qualities or attributes of something

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    type of:

    share

    have in common

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