Synonyms of stake

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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

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2 the money or thing risked on the outcome of an uncertain event
  • lost his entire stake with a single roll of the dice

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Synonyms & Antonyms of stake (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to provide money for
  • the actor staked the entire production of the film with his own money

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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

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The first known use of stake was before the 12th century

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“Stake.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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