partake of something

partake of something
parˈtake of sth derived
(formal) to have some of a particular quality

His work partakes of the aesthetic fashions of his time.

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  • partake — par|take [ par teık ] (past tense par|took [ par tuk ] ; past participle par|tak|en [ par teıkən ] ) verb intransitive 1. ) OLD FASHIONED to take or be given something to eat or drink: partake of: Would you care to partake of some refreshments… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • partake of — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms partake of : present tense I/you/we/they partake of he/she/it partakes of present participle partaking of past tense partook of past participle partaken of formal partake of something to have some of a… …   English dictionary

  • Partake — Par*take (p[aum]r*t[=a]k ), v. i. [imp. {Partook} (p[aum]r*t[oo^]k ); p. p. {Partaken} (p[aum]r*t[=a]k n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Partaking}.] [Part + take.] [1913 Webster] 1. To take a part, portion, lot, or share, in common with others; to have a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • partake — [pär tāk′] vi. partook, partaken, partaking [back form. < partaker, contr. of part taker, transl. of L particeps < pars,PART2 + capere, to take: see HAVE] 1. to take part (in an activity); participate 2. to take a portion or take some;… …   English World dictionary

  • partake — UK [pɑː(r)ˈteɪk] / US [pɑrˈteɪk] verb [intransitive] Word forms partake : present tense I/you/we/they partake he/she/it partakes present participle partaking past tense partook UK [pɑː(r)ˈtʊk] / US [pɑrˈtʊk] past participle partaken UK… …   English dictionary

  • partake in — verb 1. be active in • Hypernyms: ↑participate, ↑take part • Verb Frames: Somebody s something Somebody s VERB ing 2. have, give, or receive a share of We shared the cake …   Useful english dictionary

  • partake — par|take [pa:ˈteık US pa:r ] v past tense partook [ ˈtuk] past participle partaken [ ˈteıkən] [i]formal [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: partaker someone who partakes (15 21 centuries), from part taker] 1.) to eat or drink something partake of ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • partake — [[t]pɑː(r)te͟ɪk[/t]] partakes, partaking, partook, partaken 1) VERB If you partake of food or drink, you eat or drink some of it. [FORMAL] [V of n] They were happy to partake of our feast, but not to share our company. 2) VERB If you partake in… …   English dictionary

  • partake — verb (partook; partaken; taking) Etymology: back formation from partaker, alteration of part taker Date: 1561 intransitive verb 1. to take part in or experience something along with others < partake in the revelry > < partake of the good life > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • partake — partakable, adj. partaker, n. /pahr tayk /, v., partook, partaken, partaking. 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 …   Universalium