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partake in

To share or participate in some activity. It has recently come to light that the senator partook in secret meetings with foreign spies. I do not partake in spreading rumors, thank you very much.
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partake of

1. To eat, drink, or ingest something; to use or consume something. Let us partake of a light supper before we begin out journey. I never partake of drugs or alcohol.
2. To experience or take part in something; to avail of something. There were hundreds of people partaking of the numerous activities at the county fair. He decided to go to the more expensive university in New York rather than partake of a free college education in his home state.
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partake in something

to participate in something. Valerie does not care to partake in those childish games. I would like to partake in the fun.
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partake of something

 
1. to have a portion of something, such as food or drink. Would you care to partake of this apple pie with me? I would like to partake of that fine dinner I see set out on the table.
2. to take part in or experience something. Sarah had always wanted to partake of the good life. Roger had no intention of partaking of the events offered at the fair.
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partake in

v.
To participate in some activity; share in something: The reporter criticized the company that partook in the secret meeting with government officials.
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partake of

v.
To use, consume, or participate in something shared with others: I hope that the guests will partake of the delicious dinner I prepared.
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That means literally partaking of Christ's Body and Blood in the Eucharist, as well as putting our own bodies and blood at risk for our neighbors in need, as Jesus did.
NNA - Partaking in any government that covers up for mistakes, is impossible, Kataeb party coordinator Sami Gemayel, informed members of his Polit-bureau today.
A group of male panelists will consume a meal of garlic calamari and garlic french fries before partaking in separate breath freshening products and then kissing the official judge.
NNA - 1/10/2220012 Kataeb Party Head Amine Gemayel returned to Beirut on Monday, coming from Ankara after partaking in the ruling "Development and Justice" Party extraordinary conference.
The official also commented on the 177 initiative projects to be addressed in the conference, saying that studies were conducted on the multi-projects and affirmed that it came with the interests of Sudan and the countries as well as organizations partaking in the event.
Partaking in the Forum shall be representatives of Jordan, Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Palestine, Lebanon, Italy and Cyprus, with every representative giving a briefing on the current educational situation and policies in his respective country.
after partaking in the in the first forum hosted here and dubbed "Sir bin
While he noted that he has never prevented any citizen from voicing his opinion, he expressed trust in people' s awareness of not partaking in an occasion where some speeches to be delivered will be inciting against strife, hatred and confessionalism.
He noted that 10 Asian teams would be partaking in the tournament, adding that the teams would be playing in a two-groups format with the top two teams qualifying to the final stages of the tournament.
He added that a number of universities from various Arab countries are partaking in said conference.
Lebanon always partakes in the Arab league works and the Cabinet must come up with a formula to compensate between the Lebanon's refusal to participate and its continuous partaking in the said works," he added.