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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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Before any organization partakes in the practice of telework, also known as telecommuting, it's essential to first assess the corporate infrastructure and landscape, so that mobile workforce initiatives will be successful.
Evoking the narrative universe of the soap opera or photographic novel, the tone of--horoscopus nonetheless partakes not of their sentimental naturalism but rather has the gritty and misery-laden feel typical of so-called English social cinema.
Instead of approaching the market with a short-term philosophy, Broudy said he partakes in mutual funds to enhance the longevity of his investments.
When the evening star appears, the head of the house calls the family together to say a prayer of thanksgiving and shares a holy wafer with the family, which then partakes in the 12-course meal.
Instead, the fairy tale it constructs partakes of a sympathetic magic, in which there is no intrinsic separation between the object and its representation, and in which both can be only partial.
In a prolific career, Simon has matured from precocious gagmeister to a self-mocking gray eminence whose humor partakes equally of pain and solace, anger and forgiveness.