impart

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
im•part /ɪmˈpɑrt/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object (+ to + object)]
  1. to make known;
    disclose:to impart the findings.
  2. to give;
    bestow:Those spices impart a real sense of India to this food.
See -par-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
im•part  (im pärt),USA pronunciation v.t. 
  1. to make known;
    tell;
    relate;
    disclose:to impart a secret.
  2. to give;
    bestow;
    communicate:to impart knowledge.
  3. to grant a part or share of.

v.i. 
  1. to grant a part or share;
    give.
im•parta•ble, adj. 
im′par•tation, im•partment, n. 
im•parter, n. 
  • Latin impartīre to share. See im-1, part
  • late Middle English 1425–75
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged reveal, divulge. See  communicate. 
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged grant, cede, confer.
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged conceal.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
impart /ɪmˈpɑːt/ vb (transitive)
  1. to communicate (information); relate
  2. to give or bestow (something, esp an abstract quality): to impart wisdom
Etymology: 15th Century: from Old French impartir, from Latin impertīre, from im- (in) + partīre to share, from pars part

imˈpartable adj ˌimparˈtation, imˈpartment n
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