from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To grant a share of; bestow: impart a subtle flavor; impart some advice.
- transitive v. To make known; disclose: persuaded to impart the secret.
- transitive v. To pass on; transmit: imparts forward motion.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To give a part or share.
- v. To communicate the knowledge of; to make known; to show by words or tokens; to tell; to disclose.
- v. To hold a conference or consultation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To bestow a share or portion of; to give, grant, or communicate; to allow another to partake in
- transitive v. To obtain a share of; to partake of.
- transitive v. To communicate the knowledge of; to make known; to show by words or tokens; to tell; to disclose.
- intransitive v. To give a part or share.
- intransitive v. To hold a conference or consultation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A thing unequal to another with which it is associated.
- To give part in; grant a share or portion of.
- To communicate; give.
- To part; share; divide; parcel out: followed by with.
- To communicate knowledge of; make known; show by words or tokens.
- To take part in; partake of; share.
- Synonyms and Communicate, Impart (see communicate), reveal, disclose, discover, divulge.
- To give a part or share; make a dispensation or gift.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. bestow a quality on
- v. transmit (knowledge or skills)
- v. transmit or serve as the medium for transmission
Middle English imparten, from Old French impartir, from Latin impertīre, impartīre : in-, in; see in-2 + partīre, to share (from pars, part-, part; see perə-2 in Indo-European roots).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English imparten, from Middle French impartir, empartir, from Latin impartiō, impertiō, from im- ("in") + partiō. (Wiktionary)