Please help me dig deeper than the definition below, which I already understand and so ask NOT about. I heed the Etymological Fallacy. But what are some right ways of interpreting the etymology, to make the definition feel reasonable and intuitive?
3. partake of [Oxford Dictionaries] = Be characterized by (a quality)
How does (the particle) of cause partake of to diverge in meaning, from 'partake in' ?