verb (used without object)
to take or have a part or share along with others; participate (usually followed by in ): He won't partake in the victory celebration.
to receive, take, or have a share or portion (usually followed by of ): to partake of a meal.
to have something of the nature
or character (usually followed by of
): feelings partaking of both joy and regret.
verb (used with object)
to take or have a part in; share.
Origin: 1555–65; Related forms
back formation from partaking, Middle English part taking,
translation of Latin participātiō participation
prepartake, verb (used without object), prepartook, prepartaken, prepartaking.