Definition of impart in English:

impart

Syllabification: im·part
Pronunciation: /imˈpärt
 
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verb

[with object]
1Make (information) known; communicate: teachers had a duty to impart strong morals to their students
More example sentences
  • Good communication requires the ability both to listen and to impart relevant information.
  • Her face sets like quick-drying cement and she imparts information strictly on a need-to-know basis.
  • The ready reckoner also imparts information on basic car care, safe repairing and various types of accessories.
Synonyms
communicate, pass on, convey, transmit, relay, relate, recount, tell, make known, make public, report, announce, proclaim, herald, spread, disseminate, circulate, promulgate, broadcast; disclose, reveal, divulge
informal let on about, blab, blurt
1.1Bestow (a quality): its main use has been to impart a high surface gloss to finished articles
More example sentences
  • As for wine, oak not only imparts some specific qualities as extractable substances, it also allows slow oxygenation of the spirit.
  • Hats, of course, were a key element in defining a fisherperson's on-stream image, imparting a quality of costumed playacting to the sport of fly-fishing.
  • Yet the very triumph of these principles imparted a rancorous quality to public life, as the wealthy pastoral and professional elite fought to hold on to their advantages.
Synonyms
give, bestow, confer, grant, lend, afford, provide, supply

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'give a share of'): from Old French impartir, from Latin impartire, from in- 'in' + pars, part- 'part'.

Derivatives

impartation

Pronunciation: /ˌimpärˈtāSHən/
noun
More example sentences
  • I'm going down expecting to get some impartation that is going to set me on my course for the next couple of years.
  • However, I often receive information in what feels like physical impartation: the revelation is ‘downloaded’ into my chest area.
  • As far as actual resources for reading yourself, I'm afraid I can't recommend many: this is because most of my beliefs were shaped through being very questioning, impartation from the community, and learning through experience.

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