Definition of impart in US English:

impart

verb

[with object]
  • 1Make (information) known; communicate.

    ‘teachers had a duty to impart strong morals to their students’
    • ‘Your wonderful way of teaching and imparting critical information is so helpful and inspiring.’
    • ‘Then you'll impart your newfound wisdom to local schoolchildren during nighttime field trips.’
    • ‘He said it in a tone that suggested he was imparting great wisdom.’
    • ‘It's important that this information is imparted to the audience.’
    • ‘This work imparts seminal information on the use of biological and chemical weapons in the ancient world, and as such it provides an outlook missing from much current thought about this era.’
    • ‘Good communication requires the ability both to listen and to impart relevant information.’
    • ‘Thus, this new definition of airflow obstruction appears to impart useful prognostic information.’
    • ‘Her face sets like quick-drying cement and she imparts information strictly on a need-to-know basis.’
    • ‘Further, it should have full control over the institutions which impart training.’
    • ‘Urdu education was imparted to students in these institutions along with religious education.’
    • ‘I wonder where she stands on responsibility for imparting information about wilful ignorance?’
    • ‘While these definitions impart a flavour of the concept, they are extremely vague.’
    • ‘The ready reckoner also imparts information on basic car care, safe repairing and various types of accessories.’
    • ‘Visitors could also get a feel of the polytechnic education and the kind of training imparted to the students.’
    • ‘And he imparts some wisdom that seems to have resonance beyond the craps table.’
    • ‘Is it answered professionally or are you rudely grilled before information is reluctantly imparted?’
    • ‘I have run out of " wisdom " to sagely impart to my students.’
    • ‘Merely imparting information is not educating.’
    • ‘They also impart knowledge to people newly diagnosed with diabetes, walking with them in empathy.’
    • ‘Computer education is also imparted to the children.’
    communicate, pass on, convey, transmit, relay, relate, recount, set forth, present, tell, make known, make public, go public with, report, announce, proclaim, spread, disseminate, circulate, promulgate, broadcast
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    1. 1.1 Bestow (a quality)
      ‘its main use has been to impart a high surface gloss to finished articles’
      • ‘Whether ethylene imparts a capacity or capability in the mechanisms of graviperception or in the components of signal transduction or response pathways cannot be established by the experiments reported.’
      • ‘As for wine, oak not only imparts some specific qualities as extractable substances, it also allows slow oxygenation of the spirit.’
      • ‘The oil imparts flavour and helps to soften the aubergines as they cool.’
      • ‘Beauty aside, the canyon imparts a healthy dose of insignificance.’
      • ‘It is a gangster film with darkened images meant to impart an art-house quality.’
      • ‘Yet the very triumph of these principles imparted a rancorous quality to public life, as the wealthy pastoral and professional elite fought to hold on to their advantages.’
      • ‘It might, except that the heavy right spin placed on the cue ball imparts a small amount of left spin to the object ball.’
      • ‘The banana leaves and warm earth impart a special flavor to the food.’
      • ‘The music in its patience and sense of perseverance imparts a sense of sympathetic healing.’
      • ‘At its best, the tribal way of life imparts a vibrant sense of solidarity.’
      • ‘When you throw - through a complicated series of articulations of the shoulder, elbow and wrist - you produce a sort of whiplash effect that imparts speed and distance to the ball.’
      • ‘This superhot vapor rapidly expands outward, imparting a tiny amount of force to the object.’
      • ‘I think that imparts a bit of a club feel and helps with the vibe.’
      • ‘New oak imparts distinct flavour compounds to a wine.’
      • ‘The velocity already imparted by Earth's rotation is that much less needed by the rocket's own fuel to attain the necessary orbital speed.’
      • ‘And a peep from an uncommon angle imparts a new dimension not just to the artist's world view but also to the audience.’
      • ‘Some gums now make it easy for dairy processors to add the benefits of soluble fiber to products without imparting an undesirable thickness.’
      • ‘In sweaters, for example, the blend's wool component retains body heat and imparts thickness, while cotton makes it comfortable to wear.’
      • ‘A few Red Clover blossoms in a pot of any tea impart a nice honey flavor.’
      • ‘Hats, of course, were a key element in defining a fisherperson's on-stream image, imparting a quality of costumed playacting to the sport of fly-fishing.’
      give, bestow, confer, grant, lend, accord, afford, provide, supply, offer, yield, contribute
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Origin

Late Middle English (in the sense ‘give a share of’): from Old French impartir, from Latin impartire, from in- ‘in’ + pars, part- ‘part’.

Pronunciation

impart

/imˈpärt//ɪmˈpɑrt/