Pronunciation: (pär-tāk'), [key]
—v., -took, -tak•en, -tak•ing.
1. to take or have a part or share along with others; participate (usually fol. by in): He won't partake in the victory celebration.
2. to receive, take, or have a share or portion (usually fol. by of): to partake of a meal.
3. to have something of the nature or character (usually fol. by of): feelings partaking of both joy and regret.
to take or have a part in; share.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.