Definitions

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

  • Unequal.
  • 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

Etymologies

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)

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