Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To grant a share of; bestow.
  • transitive verb To make known; disclose.
  • transitive verb To pass on; transmit.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • Unequal.
  • noun A thing unequal to another with which it is associated.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To give a part or share.
  • intransitive verb To hold a conference or consultation.
  • transitive verb To bestow a share or portion of; to give, grant, or communicate; to allow another to partake in
  • transitive verb rare To obtain a share of; to partake of.
  • transitive verb To communicate the knowledge of; to make known; to show by words or tokens; to tell; to disclose.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To give a part or share.
  • verb To communicate the knowledge of; to make known; to show by words or tokens; to tell; to disclose.
  • verb To hold a conference or consultation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb bestow a quality on
  • verb transmit (knowledge or skills)
  • verb transmit or serve as the medium for transmission

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English imparten, from Old French impartir, from Latin impertīre, impartīre : in-, in; see in– + partīre, to share (from pars, part-, part; see perə- in Indo-European roots).]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English imparten, from Middle French impartir, empartir, from Latin impartiō, impertiō, from im- ("in") + partiō.

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