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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

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

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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On account of this and through the same "we are made partakers of the divine nature" (2 Pet 1:4).
As a regular partaker of the draught version, my expectation was for a slightly blander taste as a consequence of the pasteurisation.
In the Protagorean myth, we hear him saying, "Now man, having been made a partaker of the divine lot, by reason of his kinship with the godhead, alone among living creatures believed in gods, and began to take it in hand to set up altars unto them and make graven images of them .
John Rysby, a Lavenham clothier, not wishing to miss out, bequeathed on his death bed in 1493, half a mark to the Gild of S S Peter and Paul in Lavenham on condition that he 'become a brother and partaker of their prayers'.
The Ordinary of Newgate called her the "queen of the blackguards, pilferers, and ballad-singers, universally known amongst them, and partaker of their villainies.
But I had vowed a mighty vow that I would not be a drinker of the water or a partaker of unwashed fruit.
Determined to win a class at the annual Flower and Produce Show, Bert was likely to be the only partaker in the Men Only Victoria Sponge Class - until Joe got wind of it and decided he needed some competition
Sport is the choice of the partaker, while sound business- sense is the duty of the provider.
got her into the highest place of the house, and beheld him comming a far of, and so by litle and litle, was partaker of his presence, and yet at the meetinge, shee was more free of her teares then of her tounge, for her greetinge was only weeping, word shee could say none.
One of my chil&en, when small, was convinced there was a penguin in Picasso's etching The Frugal Repast, which in fact shows two emaciated figures from the Blue Period, a heel of bread and half a bottle of winethere certainly would be no pictorial room for a penguin as the third partaker of their reduced collation.
He who experiences it is aware, as never before, that he is in very truth "a partaker of the divine nature.
A boodle fight is a Filipino practice of eating a meal that originated in the military service, where food is served on a bed of banana leaves and eaten using bare hands by partakers.
The partakers reviewed in detail the work on 18 CPEC-linked mega projects in Balochistan.
Theirs is a business with its legion of fans whom we cannot wish away just like alcohol partakers.