Hypertext Webster Gateway: "impart"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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. --Dryden.

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

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}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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.

2. To hold a conference or consultation. --Blackstone.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

v 1: tell or deposit (information) knowledge; "give a secret to
the Russians"; "leave your name and address here" [syn:
{leave}, {give}, {pass on}]
2: of a quality, as in: "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}, {declare}, {divulge}, {break}, {give
away}, {let out}]
4: make known; pass on, of information [syn: {convey}]

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