Focus on the pronunciation of stake
English definition of “stake”
/steɪk/ n [C] (SHARE)
› a share in something, esp. a financial share in a business, or an emotional investment in something: He holds a 20% stake in the company. Parents have a large stake in their children’s education. › In an activity or competition, the stakes are the costs or risks involved in competing: Global competition has raised the stakes of doing business.