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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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