par·take / pärˈtāk/ • v. (past -took / -ˈtoŏk/ ; past part. -tak·en / -ˈtākən/ ) [intr.] (partake in) formal join in (an activity): visitors can partake in golfing or clay pigeon shooting. ∎ (partake of) be characterized by (a quality): the birth of twins became an event that partook of the mythic. ∎ (partake of) eat or drink (something): she had partaken of a cheese sandwich and a cup of coffee.DERIVATIVES: par·tak·er n.