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
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
38 Moby Thesaurus words for "partaking":
accessory, affiliation, association, cochairmanship, companionship,
company, complicity, condominium, consociation, contribution,
cooperation, copartnership, copartnery, cotenancy, engaged,
engagement, fellowship, fraternity, fraternization, having a part,
implicated, involved, involvement, joint chairmanship,
joint control, joint ownership, joint tenancy, membership,
participant, participating, participation, participative,
participatory, partnership, sharing, society, suffrage, voting