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 for partake
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  partake \par*take"\ (p[aum]r*t[=a]k"), v. t.
     1. To partake of; to have a part or share in; to share.
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              Let every one partake the general joy. --Dryden.
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     2. To admit to a share; to cause to participate; to give a
        part to. [Obs.] --Spencer.
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     3. To distribute; to communicate. [Obs.] --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Partake \Par*take"\ (p[aum]r*t[=a]k"), v. i. [imp. Partook
     (p[aum]r*t[oo^]k"); p. p. Partaken (p[aum]r*t[=a]k"'n); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Partaking.] [Part + take.]
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     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.
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              When I against myself with thee partake. --Shak.
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     2. To have something of the properties, character, or office;
        -- usually followed by of.
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              The attorney of the Duchy of Lancaster partakes
              partly of a judge, and partly of an
              attorney-general.                     --Bacon.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  partake
      v 1: have some of the qualities or attributes of something
      2: have, give, or receive a share of; "We shared the cake" [syn:
         partake, share, partake in]
      3: consume; "She didn't touch her food all night" [syn:
         partake, touch]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  83 Moby Thesaurus words for "partake":
     acquire, be enfranchised, be implicated in, bear a hand,
     break bread, catch up, chip in, claim, clap hands on, clasp, claw,
     clench, clinch, clutch, contribute, count calories, diet,
     drain off, draw off, eat, embrace, enter into, evoke, fall to,
     fare, feed, get, get hold of, glom on to, go into, grab,
     grab hold of, grapple, grasp, grip, gripe, have suffrage,
     help decide, hint at, hug, hunger, imply, intimate, join, join in,
     lay hands on, lay hold of, loot, make the scene, nail, nip, nip up,
     palm, partake in, partake of, participate, participate in, pillage,
     pitch in, pocket, possess, pull an oar, receive, relish, savor,
     seize, share, share in, sit in, sit in on, snap up, snatch, steal,
     suggest, take, take by assault, take by storm, take hold of,
     take part in, take possession, taste, vote, whip up
  
  

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