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English definition of “partake”

partake

verb [I] uk   /pɑːˈteɪk/ us    /pɑːr-/ (partook, partaken)

partake verb [I] (EAT/DRINK)

old-fashioned or humorous to eat or drink: Would you care to partake of a little wine with us?EatingBiting, chewing and swallowingDrinking

partake verb [I] (TAKE PART)

old-fashioned or formal to become involved with or take part in something: She was happy to partake in the festivities.Taking part and getting involvedGetting involved for one's own benefit or against others' will
(Definition of partake from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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