Par·take v. i. [imp. Partook p. p. Partaken p. pr. & vb. n. Partaking.]
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.”
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.