- 1[intransitive] partake (of something) (old-fashioned or humorous) to eat or drink something especially something that is offered to you Would you care to partake of some refreshment?
- 2[intransitive] partake (in something) (old-fashioned) to take part in an activity They preferred not to partake in the social life of the town. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: back-formation from earlier partaker ‘person who takes a part’. Phrasal Verbspartake of something
BrE BrE//pɑːˈteɪk//; NAmE NAmE//pɑːrˈteɪk//(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they partake
BrE BrE//pɑːˈteɪk//; NAmE NAmE//pɑːrˈteɪk//he / she / it partakes
BrE BrE//pɑːˈteɪks//; NAmE NAmE//pɑːrˈteɪks//past simple partook
BrE BrE//pɑːˈtʊk//; NAmE NAmE//pɑːrˈtʊk//past participle partaken
BrE BrE//pɑːˈteɪkən//; NAmE NAmE//pɑːrˈteɪkən//-ing form partaking
BrE BrE//pɑːˈteɪkɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//pɑːrˈteɪkɪŋ//