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English verb: impart

1. impart (possession) transmit (knowledge or skills)

SamplesGive a secret to the Russians.
Leave your name and address here.
Impart a new skill to the students.

Synonymsgive, leave, pass on

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody

Broader (hypernym)tell

Narrower (hyponym)convey

Verb groupbequeath, give, leave, will

2. impart (possession) bestow a quality on

SamplesHer 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.

Synonymsadd, bestow, bring, contribute, lend

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Narrower (hyponym)factor, instill, throw in, tinsel, transfuse

3. impart (motion) transmit or serve as the medium for transmission

SamplesSound carries well over water.
The airwaves carry the sound.
Many metals conduct heat.

Synonymscarry, channel, conduct, convey, transmit

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)bring, convey, take

Narrower (hyponym)bring in, pipe in, retransmit, wash up

Verb groupcarry, carry, convey, express

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