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impart

[im-pahrt] /ɪmˈpɑrt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to make known; tell; relate; disclose:
to impart a secret.
2.
to give; bestow; communicate:
to impart knowledge.
3.
to grant a part or share of.
verb (used without object)
4.
to grant a part or share; give.
Origin of impart
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English < Latin impartīre to share. See im-1, part
Related forms
impartable, adjective
impartation, impartment, noun
imparter, noun
nonimpartation, noun
nonimpartment, noun
preimpart, verb (used with object)
self-imparting, adjective
unimparted, adjective
Synonyms
1. reveal, divulge. See communicate. 2. grant, cede, confer.
Antonyms
1. conceal.
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  • The elders then impart to him the customs and traditions of the tribe.

    Comparative Religion J. Estlin Carpenter
  • This set them to looking up some other article which might impart variety to their fare.

    Brave and Bold Horatio Alger
  • This I had not heard, and in my dilemma I went to him to impart my plans and ask advice.

  • If no one was there, he had a lesson to impart, based on the silence and the darkness.

  • If a third aeroplane is used, it must be placed at an angle that will impart additional acceleration to the air, and so on.

British Dictionary definitions for impart

impart

/ɪmˈpɑːt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to communicate (information); relate
2.
to give or bestow (something, esp an abstract quality): to impart wisdom
Derived Forms
impartable, adjective
impartation, impartment, noun
imparter, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Old French impartir, from Latin impertīre, from im- (in) + partīre to share, from pars part
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Word Origin and History for impart
v.

early 15c., "to give a part of (one's possessions); late 15c., "to share, take part," from Old French impartir (14c.), from Late Latin impartire (also impertire) "to share in, divide with another, communicate," from assimilated form of in- "into, in" (see in- (2)) + partire "to divide, part" (see part (v.)). Related: Imparted; imparting.

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