(law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something
"they have interests all over the world"; "a stake in the company's future"
a pole or stake set up to mark something (as the start or end of a race track)
"a pair of posts marked the goal"; "the corner of the lot was indicated by a stake"
instrument of execution consisting of a vertical post that a victim is tied to for burning
stake, stakes, bet, wager(noun)
the money risked on a gamble
a strong wooden or metal post with a point at one end so it can be driven into the ground
venture, hazard, adventure, stake, jeopardize(verb)
put at risk
"I will stake my good reputation for this"
pretend, impale, guess, run a risk, chance, gamble, back, take chances, gage, endanger, threaten, peril, menace, imperil, embark, venture, hazard, jeopardise, jeopardize, adventure, punt, take a chance, post, risk, bet on, game
bet on, back, gage, stake, game, punt(verb)
place a bet on
"Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting on the new horse"
mark with a stake
"stake out the path"
tie or fasten to a stake
"stake your goat"
kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole
"the enemies were impaled and left to die"
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How to use stake in a sentence?
The fuel shortage is severely biting for the average person. They are forced to remain in lines far too long, for too much time, to pay too much money for too little fuel, this is no joking matter. Livelihoods and people's welfare are at stake. With so much on the line, Kachikwu's flippancy was out-of-line.
That move was anticipated by markets, Russia was expected to follow through on it, it is something that is still developing - there is a lot at stake. In this context, Turkey has more to lose from this situation than Russia has.
We don’t know the authenticity of this story; that’s one of the reasons why people on both sides are upset. It comes across as a stunt, if there is a life here at stake, the message to this woman is to give the child a chance. There are better options than abortion for both you and your baby.
I think there is more at stake today than even back then, when collective hate organizes and gets industrialized, then genocide follows. We have to take it more seriously today than I think we have had to take it in a generation.
She's a diplomatic leader, she can actually take a step back, become almost invisible and become the power-broker in the system. This has been her approach for the last 15 years, and it is especially useful in these kinds of moments when you have a crisis where you have to bring these people together where so much is at stake.
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- pal, estacaCatalan, Valencian
- tyčka, kolík, kůlCzech
- Pflock, Marterpfahl, PfahlGerman
- πάσσαλος, παλούκιGreek
- paliso, paliseto, fostoEsperanto
- estacar, estaca, participación, poner en juegoSpanish
- tolppa, panos, seiväs, paalu, osuusFinnish
- pieu, tuteur, jalon, mise, pal, enjeuFrench
- stobScottish Gaelic
- sponda, in gioco, rogo, partecipazione, palo, paletto, stecca, posta, in palio, interesse, picchetto, pioloItalian
- 棒, 杭Japanese
- tālea, sudis, pālus, stilus, palumLatin
- PoulLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- aksje, stake, interesse, risiko, påleNorwegian
- stawka, pal, kółPolish
- кол, столб, подпорка, укреплять, пай, ставка, подпереть, ставить на карту, колышек, щеколда, доля, процент, ставить на кон, участие, укрепить, подпиратьRussian
- kolac, колацSerbo-Croatian
- påle, störSwedish
- kazık, pay, çıkarTurkish
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