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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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References in classic literature ?
Unless some particular festivity was going forward, the inmates of Marheyo's house retired to their mats rather early in the evening; but not for the night, since, after slumbering lightly for a while, they rose again, relit their tapers, partook of the third and last meal of the day, at which poee-poee alone was eaten, and then, after inhaling a narcotic whiff from a pipe of tobacco, disposed themselves for the great business of night, sleep.
The King, no stranger to the customs of his English subjects, returned the greeting with the appropriate words, Drinc hael, and partook of a cup which was handed to him by the sewer.
I felt that I had participated in a process of creating something that partook of the beautiful perfection of God, and it became the driving metaphor of my life."
Later, the man partook of red deer meat and possibly more cereals.
The theme for the gala evening was the centennial year of the non-profit, non-sectarian National Jewish, and the black tie crowd partook of food and entertainment with a decade-by-decade flavor.
It still had its faithful followers who partook of the drink regularly and eagerly.