After the formal reception, the Maoris partook of a feast in native fashion.
The catechumens who had been received on the previous Sabbath, first partook.
He partook only of the simplest food, and of that sparingly.
He went to the tent and partook of the meal that Angela had prepared.
I too, once partook of that same Pleasure, and can therefore feel what you must have felt.
With what delight would I then partake of the dish, so that he and she partook of it with me!
They all partook of the refreshments provided for them with grateful spirits.
They partook of the food, also the diabolical sacrament, and then commenced their dance.
Those who preferred it, partook of sandwiches, for which the moderate charge of 2d.
His dress was more that of a landsman than of a sailor, though it partook of both.
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.