KJV Dictionary Definition: partake


PARTA'KE, v.i. pret. partook; pp. partaken. part and take.

1. To take a part, portion or share in common with others; to have a share or part; to participate; usually followed by of, sometimes less properly by in. All men partake of the common bounties of Providence. Clodius was at the feast,but could not partake of the enjoyments.

2. To have something of the property, nature, claim or right.

The attorney of the duchy of Lancaster partakes partly of a judge, and partly of an attorney general.

3. To be admitted; not to be excluded.

PARTA'KE, v.t. To have a part in; to share.

My royal father lives;

Let every one partake the general joy.

This is probably elliptical, of being omitted.

1. To admit to a part. Not used.


PARTA'KER, n. One who has or takes a part, share or portion in common with others; a sharer; a participator; usually followed by of.

If the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things-- Rom.15.

Sometimes followed by in.

Wish me partaker in thy happiness--

If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. Matt.23.

1. An accomplice; an associate.

When thou sawest a thief,thou consentedst with him, and hast been partaker with adulterers. Ps.1.


PARTA'KING, ppr. Sharing with others; participating.

PARTA'KING, n. An associating; combination in an evil design.