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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: partaker 'someone who partakes' (15-21 centuries), from part taker

partake

verb
     
par‧take past tense partook, past participle partaken [intransitive] formal
1 to eat or drink something
partake of
Grandmother likes to partake of a small glass of sherry before lunch.
2 to take part in an activity or event [= participate]
partake in
a woman's fundamental right to partake in club affairs

partake of something

phrasal verb
to have a certain amount of a particular quality

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