Partaker

partake

[pahr-teyk]
verb (used without object), partook, partaken, partaking.
1.
to take or have a part or share along with others; participate (usually followed by in ): He won't partake in the victory celebration.
2.
to receive, take, or have a share or portion (usually followed by of ): to partake of a meal.
3.
to have something of the nature or character (usually followed by of ): feelings partaking of both joy and regret.
verb (used with object), partook, partaken, partaking.
4.
to take or have a part in; share.

Origin:
1555–65; back formation from partaking, Middle English part taking, translation of Latin participātiō participation

partakable, adjective
partaker, noun
prepartake, verb (used without object), prepartook, prepartaken, prepartaking.
unpartaken, adjective
unpartaking, adjective


1. See share1.
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partake (pɑːˈteɪk)
 
vb , -takes, -taking, -took, -taken
1.  (foll by in) to have a share; participate: to partake in the excitement
2.  (foll by of) to take or receive a portion, esp of food or drink: each partook of the food offered to him
3.  (foll by of) to suggest or have some of the quality (of): music partaking of sadness
4.  archaic (tr) to share in
 
[C16: back formation from partaker, earlier part taker, based on Latin particeps participant; see part, take]
 
usage  Partake of is sometimes wrongly used as if it were a synonym of eat or drink. Correctly, one can only partake of food or drink which is available for several people to share
 
par'taker
 
n

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partake
1561, back-formation from M.E. part-taking (1382), translation of L. particeps "participant" (see participation).
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