partake Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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partakeverb [I]

 us   /pɑrˈteɪk/ (past tense partook  /pɑrˈtʊk/ , past participle partaken  /pɑrˈteɪ·kən/ ) fml
to ​becomeinvolved with or take ​part in something with other ​people To partake of ​food or ​drink is to ​eat or ​drink some of it: Feel ​free to partake of the ​food and ​drinkdisplayed on ​tables.
(Definition of partake from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"partake" in British English

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partakeverb [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?

partake verb [I] (TAKE PART)

old-fashioned or formal to ​becomeinvolved with or take ​part in something: She was ​happy to partake in the festivities.
(Definition of partake from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “partake”
in Spanish tomar parte, participar…
in Vietnamese tham dự…
in Malaysian menyertai…
in Thai มีส่วนร่วม…
in French prendre part à…
in German teilhaben…
in Chinese (Simplified) 吃/喝, 吃,喝…
in Indonesian ikut ambil bagian…
in Chinese (Traditional) 吃/喝, 吃,喝…
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