- par|take [ par`teık ] (past tense par|took [ par`tuk ] ; past participle par|tak|en [ par`teıkən ] ) verb intransitive1. ) OLD-FASHIONED to take or be given something to eat or drink:partake of: Would you care to partake of some refreshments before your trip?2. ) FORMAL to be involved in an activity:partake in: Retailers who partake in the campaign should place a sticker in their window.par`take of phrasal verb transitive FORMALpartake of something to have some of a particular quality
Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.