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share

 
 
pronunciation:
sheIr
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a part of a whole that one member of a group is given or owed.
We gave him his share of the money.
synonyms:
quota
similar words:
hand, part, stake
definition 2: one of the equal parts into which the stock of a business divided.
They own several shares of the company.
similar words:
interest, stock
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: shares, sharing, shared
definition 1: to divide and give out to others while keeping a portion for oneself.
I shared the money with her.
 
synonyms:
allot, divide, split
similar words:
deal, distribute, parcel, partition, ration
definition 2: to receive, use, or enjoy together with one or more others.
All the guests shared the delicious meal.
similar words:
divide
definition 3: to take part (often followed by "in").
We shared in the building of the barn.
synonyms:
join, participate
similar words:
chip in, contribute, cooperate, engage, enter, help, pitch in, pull one's weight
definition 4: to tell or confide, especially to a group of people.
The teacher asked the students to share their ideas about creating a garden for the school.He's always so quiet. I wish he would share his thoughts sometimes.
definition 5: to receive, use, or enjoy something together with one or more others.
They had some drinks and we had some snacks, so we decided to share.We only have one paint set, but we share.
derivations: sharable (shareable) (adj.), sharer (n.)
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