v. par·took (-tk), par·tak·en (-tākən), par·tak·ing, par·takes
1. To take or have a part or share; participate: partake in the celebration.
2. To take or be given part or portion: The guests partook of a delicious dinner.
3. To share some of the properties of something else: "Each tale partakes of its creator's poetic imagination" (Charles Scribner III).
Archaic To take or have a part in; share in.
[Back-formation from partaker, one who partakes, from Middle English part-taker (translation of Latin particeps, participant).]
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