impart

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v impart transmit or serve as the medium for transmission "Sound carries well over water","The airwaves carry the sound","Many metals conduct heat"
    • v impart transmit (knowledge or skills) "give a secret to the Russians","leave your name and address here","impart a new skill to the students"
    • v impart 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Impart 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 ."
    • Impart 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."
    • Impart To give a part or share. "He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none."
    • Impart To hold a conference or consultation.
    • Impart To obtain a share of; to partake of.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • impart Unequal.
    • n impart A thing unequal to another with which it is associated.
    • impart To give part in; grant a share or portion of.
    • impart To communicate; give.
    • impart To part; share; divide; parcel out: followed by with.
    • impart To communicate knowledge of; make known; show by words or tokens.
    • impart To take part in; partake of; share.
    • impart Synonyms and Communicate, Impart (see communicate), reveal, disclose, discover, divulge.
    • impart To give a part or share; make a dispensation or gift.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Impart im-pärt′ to bestow a part of: to give: to communicate: to make known
    • v.i Impart to give a part
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Quotations

  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
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    “Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.”
  • Bishop Hall
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    “Seldom if ever was knowledge given to keep, but always to impart. The grace of this rich jewel is lost in concealment.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    “A purpose you impart is no longer your own.”
  • Albert Schweitzer
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    “Impart as much as you can of your spiritual being to those who are on the road with you, and accept as something precious what comes back to you from them.”
  • Horace
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    “If a better system is thine, impart it; if not, make use of mine.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “Knowledge exists to be imparted.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. impartir, empartir, L. impartire, impertire,; pref. im-, in + partire, to part, divide, fr. pars, partis, part, share. See Part (n.)

Usage

In literature:

Was it one she was ready to impart?
"The Millionaire Baby" by Anna Katharine Green
Each master of the old school imparted his knowledge and his practical method to his pupils.
"The Psychology of Singing" by David C. Taylor
Clearly, some knowledge of the past she deemed it necessary to impart to me.
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
This was the reason why she was able to impart such comfort and encouragement to others.
"Gathering Jewels" by James Knowles and Matilda Darroch Knowles
His color is peculiar, and looks as if it might have been imparted by dipping a brown bird in diluted pokeberry juice.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 104, June, 1866" by Various
But love no longer imparts happiness.
"Helen and Arthur" by Caroline Lee Hentz
And it soon is, without imparting consolation.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
If the soil be drained, the rain-water finds ready admission into it, carrying and imparting to it a portion of its heat.
"Farm drainage" by Henry Flagg French
I have said that the story of Flora de Barral was imparted to me in stages.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
If you do, and are willing to impart it, society will yield itself to your touch.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
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In poetry:

The Lord shall make him know
The secrets of his heart,
The wonders of his cov'nant show,
And all his love impart.
"Psalm 25 part 2" by Isaac Watts
Pastors reply with saddened heart,
The true answer we cannot start,
When the truth we try to impart,
No boys are there.
"Where are the Boys" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Till Thou the Father's love impart,
Till Thou Thyself bestow,
Be this the cry of every heart, —
I will not let Thee go.
"Shepherd Divine, Our Wants Relieve" by Augustus Montague Toplady
In jungles where the night imparts
Her secret lore to you,
Lie still and listen to your hearts.
Be true, my sons, be true!
"Rebel Hearts" by John Le Gay Brereton
To all the world he would impart
His love was not a vapour;
Her name being written on his heart
He'd write it too on paper.
"The Lover" by William Hutton
Dwells there a shadow on thy brow--
A look that years impart?
Does there a thought of vanished hours
Come ever o'er thy heart?
"To My Absent Brother" by Mary Baker Eddy

In news:

Aquea Improves SPF Imparted in Wash On Technology.
It seems to be a most natural impulse for parents to want to impart, if not impose, cultural tastes and attitudes upon their children.
Chef de cuisine Chris Kurth evokes the coming fall with this end-of summer dish by imparting a piney flavor to sweetbreads .
After a late-October class, Mr Kernighan explained that his goal in the course was to impart an intelligent skepticism about computer technology, an informed sense of its possibilities and limitations.
Josh Thole found some humor in potentially imparting catching advice to San Francisco's Buster Posey.
HOW IS Todd Bowles going to impart to his players the urgency to finish games, something Bowles said Thursday was lacking in an otherwise solid defense he inherited last week from Juan Castillo.
Unrefined peanut oil gives a depth of flavor to this frittata recipe, imparting a welcome nuttiness.
Lesson imparted in Irish's nail- biter .
I had read that the Higgs boson "imparts mass" to otherwise massless particles (notably the W and Z bosons ).
"We really just try to impart some civic education on the great day," says Buck Ryan, head of UK's Scripps Howard First Amendment Center.
Black fixed shutters dress up the windows inside and impart a cottage feel, while a few Western-themed items create focal points for the decor.
Each person lives with the blessing imparted by God.
Be a bronzed beauty with these gorgeous gilded products that impart a sexy, summery shimmer.
The newest Lightfield round, the distinctive red hull Lightfield Hybred Mag-20 slug , fills the entire bore with a thin, two-piece plastic sabot gripping the rifling and imparting stabilizing spin on the slug .
Plus, the "Seriously amazing" tagline cleverly does double duty—evoking both the Smithsonian 's important scholarship work and the more fun-loving "wow" vibe it hopes to impart to a new generation.
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In science:

De Sitter models do not impart spin to test particles according to this analysis.
Angular Momentum Imparted To Test Particles by Gravitational Waves
Thus deep into the chain we find translational invariance: the initial angular velocity imparted to a rod by its neighbor becomes independent of position.
Domino Waves
The impulse imparted by the GC had affected the Uranian satellite system.
Constraints to Uranus' Great Collision. IV. The Origin of Prospero
Assuming that they were captured before the GC, we calculate the orbital transfer of the nine irregulars by the impulse imparted by the GC.
Constraints to Uranus' Great Collision. IV. The Origin of Prospero
For this approach, a mirror imparts a weak transverse momentum shift k , in opposite directions relative to the optical axis at the exit face of the beam splitter.
Interferometric weak value deflections: quantum and classical treatments
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