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[im-pahrt] /ɪmˈpɑrt/
verb (used with object)
to make known; tell; relate; disclose:
to impart a secret.
to give; bestow; communicate:
to impart knowledge.
to grant a part or share of.
verb (used without object)
to grant a part or share; give.
Origin of impart
late Middle English
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
1. reveal, divulge. See communicate. 2. grant, cede, confer.
1. conceal. Unabridged
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  • The mozzarella is presented on lemon leaves, which impart a delicate lemon flavor.
  • Then the government did one worse--by building levies to impart false security on even the more-wise inhabitants.
  • Warmer seas impart more moisture to the winds blowing across them: more mists, more clouds, more condensation.
  • It's a symbol that is said to capture the essence of the animal and impart those qualities to its owner.
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  • That's why the system can work at lower temperatures, which impart less energy to the gas.
  • Hay insulation could also become musty, which would impart a stale flavor to the food.
  • He feels the need to impart his knowledge, be a source of strength for him, and really help him through what he's going through.
  • But when the ratio is calculated for a broad metropolitan area, it can impart valuable information.
  • Form each part into a cylinder by rolling the part to impart a curved shape, with the printing on the outside of the cylinder.
British Dictionary definitions for impart


verb (transitive)
to communicate (information); relate
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

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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