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stake

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of stake

  1. 1 a legal right to participation in the advantages, profits, and responsibility of something <if I invest in your business, I expect a stake in it in return> Synonyms claim, share, interestRelated Words co-ownership, ownership, part, partnership, possession, title

  2. 2 the money or thing risked on the outcome of an uncertain event <lost his entire stake with a single roll of the dice> Synonyms bet, wagerRelated Words collateral; handle, jackpot, kitty, pool, pot




stake

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of stake

  1. 1 to provide money for <the actor staked the entire production of the film with his own money> Synonyms bankroll, capitalize, endow, fund, finance, subsidize, underwriteRelated Words grubstake; cofinance, refinance; advocate, aid, back, champion, endorse (also indorse), patronize, sponsor, support; maintain, nourish, provide (for); clear, defray, discharge, foot, liquidate, pay, pay off, pay up, quit, recompense, settle, spring (for), stand; refundAntonyms defund

  2. 2 to risk (something) on the outcome of an uncertain event <I'd stake a year's salary that she'll win the general election> Synonyms gamble, go, lay, play, put, bet, wagerRelated Words bid, offer; adventure, chance, hazard, speculate, venture; endanger, imperil, jeopardize




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