The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Partake \Par*take"\ (p[aum]r*t[=a]k"), v. i. [imp. Partook
(p[aum]r*t[oo^]k"); p. p. Partaken (p[aum]r*t[=a]k"'n); p.
pr. & vb. n. Partaking.] [Part + take.]
1. To take a part, portion, lot, or share, in common with
others; to have a share or part; to participate; to share;
as, to partake of a feast with others. "Brutes partake in
this faculty." --Locke.
When I against myself with thee partake. --Shak.
2. To have something of the properties, character, or office;
-- usually followed by of.
The attorney of the Duchy of Lancaster partakes
partly of a judge, and partly of an