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pronunciation:
sheIr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a portion of a whole, esp. as given to or owed by one member of a group.
He never does his share of the work around here.What are you going to do with your share of the money?
synonyms:
allotment, lot, portion, quota
similar words:
dose, end, hand, part, split, stake
definition 2: one of the equal parts into which the capital stock of a business organization is divided.
similar words:
interest, stock
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: shared, shares, sharing
definition 1: to divide and give out in shares; apportion.
synonyms:
admeasure, allocate, allot, apportion, divide, divvy, split
similar words:
deal, distribute, dole, mete, parcel, partition, prorate, ration
definition 2: to receive, use, or enjoy together with one or more others.
All the guests shared the delicious meal.
synonyms:
partake
similar words:
divide
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to participate (often fol. by in).
We shared in the building of the barn.
synonyms:
join, partake, participate
similar words:
chip in, contribute, cooperate, engage, enter, help, pitch in, pull one's weight
definition 2: to receive a share of something (often fol. by in).
synonyms:
partake
similar words:
participate, receive, take
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derivations: sharable (shareable) (adj.), sharer (n.)
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