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Meaning of partake

par•take

Pronunciation: (pär-tāk'), [key]
— v., -took, -tak•en, -tak•ing.
—v.i.
  1. to take or have a part or share along with others; participate (usually fol. by in): He won't partake in the victory celebration.
  2. to receive, take, or have a share or portion (usually fol. by of&hasp;): to partake of a meal.
  3. to have something of the nature or character (usually fol. by of&hasp;): feelings partaking of both joy and regret.
—v.t.
  1. to take or have a part in; share.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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