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  1  definition  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Partake  \Par*take"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  {Partook};  p.  p.  {Partaken};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Partaking}.]  [Part  +  take.] 
  1.  To  take  a  part  portion,  lot  or  share,  in  common  with 
  others  to  have  a  share  or  part  to  participate;  to  share; 
  as  to  partake  of  a  feast  with  others  ``Brutes  partake  in 
  this  faculty.''  --Locke. 
  When  I  against  myself  with  thee  partake.  --Shak. 
  2.  To  have  something  of  the  properties,  character,  or  office; 
  --  usually  followed  by  of 
  The  attorney  of  the  Duchy  of  Lancaster  partakes 
  partly  of  a  judge,  and  partly  of  an 
  attorney-general.  --Bacon. 

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