After the formal reception, the Maoris partook of a feast in native fashion.
He politely tendered his open snuff-box, of which I partook, experimentally.
He partook only of the simplest food, and of that sparingly.
They, however, sat down, and partook freely of the various delicacies.
I too, once partook of that same Pleasure, and can therefore feel what you must have felt.
They partook of the breakfast, lunch and dinner I ordered for myself.
They all partook of the refreshments provided for them with grateful spirits.
And yet when I told her about them, I found that she partook of everything.
Those who preferred it, partook of sandwiches, for which the moderate charge of 2d.
The catechumens who had been received on the previous Sabbath, first partook.
1560s, back-formation from Middle English part-taking (late 14c.), or part-taker (c.1400), both translations of Latin particeps "participant" (n.), also "sharing, partaking" (see participation). Related: Partook; partaking.