AskDefine | Define impart

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1 tell or deposit (information) knowledge; "give a secret to the Russians"; "leave your name and address here" [syn: leave, give, pass on]
2 bestow a quality on; "Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company"; "The music added a lot to the play"; "She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings"; "This adds a light note to the program" [syn: lend, bestow, contribute, add, bring]
3 make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret; "The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold"; "The actress won't reveal how old she is"; "bring out the truth"; "he broke the news to her" [syn: disclose, let on, bring out, reveal, discover, expose, divulge, break, give away, let out]
4 make known; pass on, of information [syn: convey]

User Contributed Dictionary



From imparten from impartir/empartir from impartio/impertio from im- + partio.



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


to give a part or share
communicate the knowledge of
to hold a conference or consultation

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