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’
    • ‘Computer education is also imparted to the children.’
    • ‘Urdu education was imparted to students in these institutions along with religious education.’
    • ‘And he imparts some wisdom that seems to have resonance beyond the craps table.’
    • ‘They also impart knowledge to people newly diagnosed with diabetes, walking with them in empathy.’
    • ‘Good communication requires the ability both to listen and to impart relevant information.’
    • ‘While these definitions impart a flavour of the concept, they are extremely vague.’
    • ‘I wonder where she stands on responsibility for imparting information about wilful ignorance?’
    • ‘Her face sets like quick-drying cement and she imparts information strictly on a need-to-know basis.’
    • ‘Thus, this new definition of airflow obstruction appears to impart useful prognostic information.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Is it answered professionally or are you rudely grilled before information is reluctantly imparted?’
    • ‘Further, it should have full control over the institutions which impart training.’
    • ‘I have run out of " wisdom " to sagely impart to my students.’
    • ‘Then you'll impart your newfound wisdom to local schoolchildren during nighttime field trips.’
    • ‘Your wonderful way of teaching and imparting critical information is so helpful and inspiring.’
    • ‘Visitors could also get a feel of the polytechnic education and the kind of training imparted to the students.’
    • ‘The ready reckoner also imparts information on basic car care, safe repairing and various types of accessories.’
    • ‘He said it in a tone that suggested he was imparting great wisdom.’
    • ‘It's important that this information is imparted to the audience.’
    • ‘Merely imparting information is not educating.’
    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’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The oil imparts flavour and helps to soften the aubergines as they cool.’
      • ‘It is a gangster film with darkened images meant to impart an art-house quality.’
      • ‘At its best, the tribal way of life imparts a vibrant sense of solidarity.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Some gums now make it easy for dairy processors to add the benefits of soluble fiber to products without imparting an undesirable thickness.’
      • ‘This superhot vapor rapidly expands outward, imparting a tiny amount of force to the object.’
      • ‘A few Red Clover blossoms in a pot of any tea impart a nice honey flavor.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘In sweaters, for example, the blend's wool component retains body heat and imparts thickness, while cotton makes it comfortable to wear.’
      • ‘New oak imparts distinct flavour compounds to a wine.’
      • ‘Beauty aside, the canyon imparts a healthy dose of insignificance.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘I think that imparts a bit of a club feel and helps with the vibe.’
      • ‘The music in its patience and sense of perseverance imparts a sense of sympathetic healing.’
      • ‘As for wine, oak not only imparts some specific qualities as extractable substances, it also allows slow oxygenation of the spirit.’
      • ‘And a peep from an uncommon angle imparts a new dimension not just to the artist's world view but also to the audience.’
      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

/ɪmˈpɑrt//imˈpärt/