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impart (something) to (someone or something)

1. To share or communicate something to someone. When I gave my presentation, I imparted all the pertinent details to the board.
2. To confer or bestow a particular quality on someone or something. A formal dress like that really imparts an air of sophistication to Edie, don't you think?
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

impart something to someone or something

1. to bestow a quality on someone or a group. That hat imparts an aura of grandeur to her presence. Walnut paneling imparts an expensive seriousness to a law office.
2. to tell something to someone or a group. My professor tried to impart her knowledge to us. The speaker imparted a great deal of wisdom to the group.
See also: impart, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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