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English definition of “stake”

stake

noun [C] (SHARE)   /steɪk/
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 .
(Definition of stake noun (SHARE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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