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.

Primary Meanings of partake

1.
v
consume
2.
v
have some of the qualities or attributes of something
Full Definitions of partake
1

v consume

Synonyms:
touch
Types:
receive
partake of the Holy Eucharist sacrament
Type of:
consume, have, ingest, take, take in
serve oneself to, or consume regularly

v have, give, or receive a share of

Synonyms:
partake in, share
Types:
cut in
allow someone to have a share or profit
Type of:
acquire, get
come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
2

v have some of the qualities or attributes of something

Type of:
share
have in common

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