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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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Don't underestimate the power of inviting someone to partake in one of the most essential practices of life: chowing down
If the stars were indeed more numerous and more accessible, then "ordinary people, not just emperors, might partake of stellar substance and find niches among the stars" (70).
Pucci doesn't set himself apart in the work, but his singular, foxy personality lights up the proceedings, and the dancers who elsewhere partake in largely sedate works reflect his brightness winningly.
An information center differs from what animal behaviorists call "local enhancement," in which an animal directly observes another animal feeding and stops by to partake.
Lafayette, the unofficial French-speaking capital of Louisiana, hosts the most elaborate parades outside of New Orleans, and is an exciting place to partake in the time-honored Courir du Mardi Gras, in which townspeople run door to door in search of ingredients for a giant, community gumbo cook-off, complete with live music and dancing.
The Kuwaiti envoy handed over to the UNESCO chief an invitation from Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah to partake in the planned international conference for reconstructing Iraq.
Download (Update) Hajj Hassan, Zoayter arrive in Syria to partake in Damascus International Fair NNA - Industry Minister, Hussein Hajj Hassan, and Agriculture Minister, Ghazi Zoayter, on Wednesday afternoon arrived in Syria to hold talks with Syrian officials and to partake in the Damascus International Fair, at the invitation of Syria's Trade and Foreign Trade Minister Mohammed Samer Al-Khalil.
Manama: March 4, (BNA) The Civil Service Bureau (CSB) is scheduled to partake in the 12th Careers' Day tomorrow (Monday 5, March 2012).
Summary: Algeria will partake in the 37th session Arab Labour Conference from 6 to 13 March in Manama (Bahrain), said Friday the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security in a statement.
Summary: Labor Minister Mohammad Fneish met Tuesday with the International Labor Organization (ILO) general director, Juan Somafia, who is currently visiting Lebanon to partake in the Arab Employment Forum organized by ILO and the Arab Labor Organization.
They can partake of such items as a pickled shimeji mushroom salad with an enoki mushroom and porcini vinaigrette, a wild mushroom soup with black truffle-foie gras emulsion, a chanterelle mushroom mac 'n' cheese recipe with boschetto al tartufo, a pan-roasted hen of the woods mushrooms offering with creme fraiche atop grilled soudough toast with truffle oil, and a smoked lobster mushroom and duck confit spring roll with a mushroom-soy ponzu.
Gosin, who is among a group of investors planning to develop a nearly $900 million mixed use development on an abandoned steel factory site in Bethlehem, the Pennsylvania city where Lehigh is located, has pledged to partake in the program by allowing students to observe and participate in the development process for his project.
A fine tribute marries natural history and visual display, inviting audiences from natural history students to casual readers to partake.
Recommended for young and old that wish to partake of a slice of history that touched our country from shore to shore.
Smart Apple Media simply excels in bright titles inviting leisure learners to partake, from its 'Religion in Focus' series revealing the history and religious symbols and rituals of Christianity (1583404651) and Buddhism (1583404643) to its gathering of stories from ancient civilizations in Egypt (1583406182) and Greece (158340-6190) to Medieval history such as Kathy Elgin's Knights And Chivalry (1583405-682) and Sean Sheehan's Castles (15834-05690).