partake of


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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 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 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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Yet when I compare the simple heart of a 2-year-old who loves God to the complexity and ambiguity of my own soul - along with the host of Catholics struggling with sins ranging from greed to pedophilia, who nonetheless freely partake of the Eucharist, even if needfully so - then it strikes me as particularly senseless to deny a dancing toddler the sacrament under the pretext that he is too young to understand.