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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ We also like to use large bunches of basil and other fresh herbs, which impart a unique flavor of their own.
▪ It was thought that dry granulated yeast imparted an inferior flavor.
▪ Cocoa or carob powder will also work well and impart their own flavors to the bread.
▪ That right to freedom of expression includes freedom to impart information and ideas without interference by public authority.
▪ Few icons can impart as much information as 500 words.
▪ An investment overview should therefore quickly impart the essential basic information which will interest the potential purchaser.
▪ The Panel said that the conversations imparted material new information which had not been made public or could not be made public.
▪ But this, being a deliberative move to impart false information, would be a reversion to the linguistic.
▪ During a two hour tour of his collection, he imparted endless information.
▪ They concentrate on showing themselves as knowledgeable rather than involved, as experts who can impart information.
▪ This isn't surprising, of course, since the overall purpose of talking with some one is to impart information of some kind.
▪ These shells, which came from the great oceans, impart sacred knowledge.
▪ He imparted his vast knowledge to me.
▪ I am about to impart knowledge to you that you will never be able to forget.
▪ It provides a vital link between learning and doing, imparting skills, knowledge and changing attitudes.
▪ Smiling to herself, she listened to the hissed shushing that ensued as Mrs B. tried to impart her news.
▪ But hardly had Harry finished imparting this encouraging news when Miriam returned, her face showing deep concern.
▪ Whereas Donald chose to impart the news himself that Mr McCrindle's fence had gone slack.
▪ If we were back in urban reality now, we yet retained a glow imparted by our bucolic idyll.
▪ Interestingly, both businesses impart that deja-vu-all-over-again feeling.
▪ It had no significance, or all the significance you might impart to its empty interior.
▪ It is frequently mixed with other fibres, particularly cotton, to impart improved life and easy-care qualities.
▪ Smiling to herself, she listened to the hissed shushing that ensued as Mrs B. tried to impart her news.
▪ The green light surrounding them now seemed to be imparting a sick lifeless pallor.
▪ These people are unable to impart positive life values to their children because they have none to impart.
▪ While these symptoms impart a conformity to the clinical presentation, the underlying psychodynamic psychopathology is varied.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Impart \Im*part"\, v. i.

  1. To give a part or share.

    He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none.
    --Luke iii. 11.

  2. To hold a conference or consultation.


Impart \Im*part"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imparted; p. pr. & vb. n. Imparting.] [OF. impartir, empartir, L. impartire, impertire; pref. im- in + partire to part, divide, fr. pars, partis, part, share. See Part, n. ]

  1. To bestow a share or portion of; to give, grant, or communicate; to allow another to partake in; as, to impart food to the poor; the sun imparts warmth.

    Well may he then to you his cares impart.

  2. To obtain a share of; to partake of. [R.]

  3. To communicate the knowledge of; to make known; to show by words or tokens; to tell; to disclose.

    Gentle lady, When I did first impart my love to you.

    Syn: To share; yield; confer; convey; grant; give; reveal; disclose; discover; divulge. See Communicate.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 15c., "to give a part of (one's possessions); late 15c., "to share, take part," from Old French impartir (14c.), from Late Latin impartire (also impertire) "to share in, divide with another, communicate," from assimilated form of in- "into, in" (see in- (2)) + partire "to divide, part" (see part (v.)). Related: Imparted; imparting.


vb. 1 To give a (l en part) or (l en share). 2 To (l en communicate) the (l en knowledge) of; to make known; to show by words or tokens; to tell; to disclose.

  1. v. 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]

Usage examples of "impart".

This was the final consequence and the shattering cost of the aberration which came over the Nazi dictator in his youthful gutter days in Vienna and which he imparted to - or shared with - so many of his German followers.

This peculiar fact imparted to the contest a degree of personal acrimony and political rancor never before exhibited in the biennial election of representatives in Congress.

East, called a Crusade, to the certain benefits available in the West, which knowledge about the twin continents of Alata and Atala only he could impart to the man who gave imperious orders to Kings and Emperors.

Upon the hypothesis that annihilation is the fate of man, they are not satisfied merely to take away from the present all the additional light, incentive, and comfort imparted by the faith in a future existence, but they arbitrarily remove all the alleviations and glories intrinsically belonging to the scene, and paint it in the most horrible hues, and set it in a frame of midnight.

How to make chloride of azode A good example of how ammonium nitrate can be chemically mixed with other substances, and impart its explosive qualities to these otherwise nonexplosive materials, is in the preparation of chloride of azode.

And although in a joyless world, the love and unity of the friends in Yonkers imparted the utmost joy to this bereaved family.

She cannot rid herself of the information that Berel Jastrow imparted.

They hung Playboy Playmates on the wall, set up his hi-fi, with the tweed speaker covers, and his aquarium with the grow light and the bubbler, which imparted a chill, dank smell to the basement air.

I rubbed it with pumice stone, sand, and ochre, and finally I succeeded in imparting to my production such a queer, old-fashioned shape that I could not help laughing in looking at my work.

And now, as, according to a singular usage of the court, no male subject was ever allowed to sit at table with a queen or dauphiness of France, the dinner party over which the youthful pair, sitting side by side, presided, consisted wholly of these dames whose profession is not generally considered as imparting any great refinement to the manners, and who, before the close of the entertainment, showed, in more cases than one, that they had imported some of the notions and fashions of their more ordinary places of resort into the royal palace.

Its only possible hope of defeating the Republican party lay in the Republican revolt, and the revolt could be fomented and prolonged only by imparting to it prestige and power.

Of course he pumps her for information about Joy Hall, but Mealy remains determinedly ignorant about everything that she finds unimportant -- which is almost everything unconnected with cock -- and when she does impart information, it is usually couched in the most ambiguous terms.

All ordinary inks, however, were shown to have certain drawbacks, and the author endeavored to ascertain by experiment whether other dark substances could be added to inks to impart greater durability to writings made with them, and at the same time prevent those chemical changes which were the cause of ordinary inks fading.

The information that he imparted was that Killer Durgan, accompanied by Ernie Shires and a few others, intended to appear on a Brooklyn dock where both Hennesy and Larrigan would be, and be the motive of a general uprising that would end the tottering regime of Bart Hennesy.

The Inhumans listened to him, enraptured, standing around him in a semicircle as he imparted his hard-won wisdom.