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.
v 1: have some of the qualities or attributes of something
2: have, give, or receive a share of; "We shared the cake"
[syn: share, partake in]
3: consume; "She didn't touch her food all night" [syn: touch]
[also: partook, partaken]