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as in to participate
to take a share or part everyone in the enterprise will share in the profits

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as in stake
a legal right to participation in the advantages, profits, and responsibility of something she sold her share in the business to her partner

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How is the word share distinct from other similar verbs?

The words partake and participate are common synonyms of share. While all three words mean "to have, get, or use in common with another or others," share usually implies that one as the original holder grants to another the partial use, enjoyment, or possession of a thing.

shared my toys with the others

When might partake be a better fit than share?

The synonyms partake and share are sometimes interchangeable, but partake implies accepting or acquiring a share especially of food or drink.

partook freely of the refreshments

In what contexts can participate take the place of share?

Although the words participate and share have much in common, participate implies a having or taking part in an undertaking, activity, or discussion.

participated in sports

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“Share.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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