See also: împart
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɪmˈpɑːt/
- (US) IPA(key): /ɪmˈpɑɹt/
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- Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)t
- (transitive) To give or bestow (e.g. a quality or property).
- The sun imparts warmth.
- to impart food to the poor
- (transitive) To give a part or to share.
- 1667, John Milton, “Book VIII”, in Paradise Lost. […], London: […] [Samuel Simmons], […], →OCLC; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, →OCLC, line 440:
- Expressing well the spirit within thee [Adam] free, / My [God's] image, not imparted to the brute.
- 1907, Charles Henry Vine, The Old Faith and the New Theology:
- Did not Mazzini impart his spirit to divided Italy, and make her one?
- 2002, John Pym, Time Out Film Guide, page 202:
- Cary Grant imparts his ineffable charm, Kennedy (with metal hand) provides comic brutality, while Hepburn is elegantly fraught.
- (transitive) To make known; to show (by speech, writing etc.).
- c. 1596–1598 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Merchant of Venice”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act III, scene ii]:
- Gentle lady, / When I did first impart my love to you.
- 1922, Ben Travers, chapter 5, in A Cuckoo in the Nest:
- The departure was not unduly prolonged. […] Within the door Mrs. Spoker hastily imparted to Mrs. Love a few final sentiments on the subject of Divine Intention in the disposition of buckets; farewells and last commiserations; a deep, guttural instigation to the horse; and the wheels of the waggonette crunched heavily away into obscurity.
- (intransitive) To hold a conference or consultation.
- (transitive) To obtain a share of; to partake of.
communicate the knowledge of
to hold a conference or consultation
- “impart”, in OneLook Dictionary Search.
- “impart”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.