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English definition of “stake”

stake

noun [C] (SHARE)    /steɪk/
a share or a financial involvement in something such as a business: He holds (= owns) a 40 percent stake in/of the company.Financial investments and the stock market have a stake in sth If you have a stake in something, it is important to you because you have a personal interest or involvement in it: Employers have a stake in the training of their staff.Taking part and getting involvedGetting involved for one's own benefit or against others' will
(Definition of stake noun (SHARE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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