Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun stake

5 senses of stake

Sense 1
interest, stake -- ((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")
       => share, portion, part, percentage -- (assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group; "he wanted his share in cash")

Sense 2
post, stake -- (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")
       => visual signal -- (a signal that involves visual communication)

Sense 3
stake -- (instrument of execution consisting of a vertical post that a victim is tied to for burning)
       => instrument of execution -- (an instrument designed and used to take the life of a condemned person)

Sense 4
stake, stakes, bet, wager -- (the money risked on a gamble)
       => gamble -- (money that is risked for possible monetary gain)

Sense 5
stake -- (a strong wooden or metal post with a point at one end so it can be driven into the ground)
       => post -- (an upright consisting of a piece of timber or metal fixed firmly in an upright position; "he set a row of posts in the ground and strung barbwire between them")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb stake

5 senses of stake

Sense 1
venture, hazard, adventure, stake, jeopardize -- (put at risk; "I will stake my good reputation for this")
       => risk, put on the line, lay on the line -- (expose to a chance of loss or damage; "We risked losing a lot of money in this venture"; "Why risk your life?"; "She laid her job on the line when she told the boss that he was wrong")

Sense 2
bet on, back, gage, stake, game, punt -- (place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting on the new horse")
       => bet, wager, play -- (stake on the outcome of an issue; "I bet $100 on that new horse"; "She played all her money on the dark horse")

Sense 3
stake, post -- (mark with a stake; "stake out the path")
       => mark -- (make or leave a mark on; "the scouts marked the trail"; "ash marked the believers' foreheads")

Sense 4
stake -- (tie or fasten to a stake; "stake your goat")
       => fasten, fix, secure -- (cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man")

Sense 5
impale, stake -- (kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole; "the enemies were impaled and left to die")
       => kill -- (cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays")

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