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Webster 1913 Edition


Impart

Im-part′

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Imparted
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Imparting
.]
[OF.
impartir
,
empartir
, L.
impartire
,
impertire
; pref.
im-
in +
partire
to part, divide, fr.
pars
,
partis
, part, share. See
Part
,
Noun.
]
1.
To bestow a share or portion of; to give, grant, or communicate; to allow another to partake in;
as, to
impart
food to the poor; the sun
imparts
warmth.
Well may he then to you his cares
impart
.
Dryden.
2.
To obtain a share of; to partake of.
[R.]
Munday.
3.
To communicate the knowledge of; to make known; to show by words or tokens; to tell; to disclose.
Syn. – To share; yield; confer; convey; grant; give; reveal; disclose; discover; divulge. See
Communicate
.

Im-part′

,
Verb.
I.
1.
To give a part or share.
He that hath two coats, let him
impart
to him that hath none.
Luke iii. 11.
2.
To hold a conference or consultation.
Blackstone.

Webster 1828 Edition


Impart

IMP`ART

,
Verb.
T.
[L. impertior; in and partio, to divide; from pars, a part.]
1.
To give, grant or communicate; to bestow on another a share or portion of something; as, to impart a portion of provisions to the poor.
2.
To grant; to give; to confer; as, to impart honor or favor.
3.
To communicate the knowledge of something; to make known; to show by words or tokens.
Gentle lady,
When first I did impart my love to you--

Definition 2021


impart

impart

See also: împart

English

Verb

impart (third-person singular simple present imparts, present participle imparting, simple past and past participle imparted)

  1. To give a part or share.
    to impart food to the poor
    The sun imparts warmth.
  2. To communicate the knowledge of; to make known; to show by words or tokens; to tell; to disclose.
    • John Dryden (1631-1700)
      Well may he then to you his cares impart.
    • William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
      Gentle lady, / When I did first impart my love to you.
    • 1922, Ben Travers, chapter 5, in A Cuckoo in the Nest:
      The departure was not unduly prolonged. [] Within the door Mrs. Spoker hastily imparted to Mrs. Love a few final sentiments on the subject of Divine Intention in the disposition of buckets; farewells and last commiserations; a deep, guttural instigation to the horse; and the wheels of the waggonette crunched heavily away into obscurity.
  3. To hold a conference or consultation.
  4. To obtain a share of; to partake of.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Munday to this entry?)

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