Im·part v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imparted; p. pr. & vb. n. Imparting.]
1. To bestow a share or portion of; to give, grant, or communicate; to allow another to partake in; as, to impart food to the poor; the sun imparts warmth.
Well may he then to you his cares impart. --Dryden.
2. To obtain a share of; to partake of. [R.]
3. To communicate the knowledge of; to make known; to show by words or tokens; to tell; to disclose.
When I did first impart my love to you. --Shak.
Syn: -- To share; yield; confer; convey; grant; give; reveal; disclose; discover; divulge. See Communicate.
Im·part v. i.
1. To give a part or share.
He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none. --Luke iii. 11.
2. To hold a conference or consultation.
v 1: tell or deposit (information) knowledge; "give a secret to
the Russians"; "leave your name and address here" [syn:
leave, give, pass on]
2: bestow a quality on; "Her presence lends a certain cachet to
the company"; "The music added a lot to the play"; "She
brings a special atmosphere to our meetings"; "This adds a
light note to the program" [syn: lend, bestow, contribute,
3: make known to the public information that was previously
known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a
secret; "The auction house would not disclose the price at
which the van Gogh had sold"; "The actress won't reveal
how old she is"; "bring out the truth"; "he broke the news
to her" [syn: disclose, let on, bring out, reveal,
discover, expose, divulge, break, give away, let
4: make known; pass on, of information [syn: convey]