Par*take" (?), v. i. [imp. Partook (?); p. p. Partaken (); p. pr. & vb. n. Partaking.] [Part + take.]

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.

When I against myself with thee partake. Shak.

2.

To have something of the properties, character, or office; -- usually followed by of.

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

 

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Par*take" (?), v. t.

1.

To partake of; to have a part or share in; to share.

Let every one partake the general joy. Driden.

2.

To admit to a share; to cause to participate; to give a part to.

[Obs.]

Spencer.

3.

To distribute; to communicate.

[Obs.]

Shak.

 

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