impart
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ɪmˈpɑːt/
  • (America) IPA: /ɪmˈpɑːɹt/
Verb

impart (imparts, present participle imparting; past and past participle imparted)

  1. (transitive) To give or bestow (e.g. a quality or property).
    The sun imparts warmth.
    to impart food to the poor
  2. (transitive) To give a part or to share.
    Synonyms: bequeath, bestow, give, Thesaurus:give
    • 1667, John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book VIII, line [https://books.google.com/books?id=WPdJAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA202&dq=%22Expressing+well+the+spirit+within+thee+free,+/+My+image,+not+imparted+to+the+brute%22 440]
      Expressing well the spirit within thee [Adam] free, / My [God's] image, not imparted to the brute.
  3. (transitive) To make known; to show (by speech, writing etc.).
    Synonyms: disclose, tell, Thesaurus:announce, Thesaurus:inform
    • 1662, John Dryden, ''letter to Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon
      Well may he then to you his cares impart.
    • c. 1596–1598, William Shakespeare, “The Merchant of Venice”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act III, scene ii]:
      Gentle lady, / When I did first impart my love to you.
  4. (intransitive) To hold a conference or consultation.
  5. (transitive) To obtain a share of; to partake of.
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