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    a few collocations of "impart"

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right about my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    Logically, the next most important concern was how the teacher goes about imparting that knowledge — in other words, methodology.

    impart = transmit (knowledge or skills)

    Only the chairman's strong control was able to impart some sense of seriousness to the meeting.

    The furnishings imparted an air of elegance to the room.

    impart = lend, give, endue

    The prisoner hoped, by imparting his companions' hiding place to the police, to escape punishment on his own account.

    I have nothing of interest to impart to you

    impart = communicate, inform, convey

    Gentle lady, when I did first impart my love to you.

    impart = to show by words or tokens, to disclose

    Thanks for your efforts.

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    Re: a few collocations of "impart"

    Yes, but 'The furnishings imparted an air of elegance to the room' is not something we would say. More usual would be 'gave'.

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    Re: a few collocations of "impart"

    Or possibly lent an air...

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