share


share
share, participate, partake can mean to have, get, use, exercise, experience, or engage in something in common with another or others.
Share implies that one as the original owner or holder grants the part use, enjoyment, or possession to another
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willing to share her room at the convention

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sharing lunch with a squirrel

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or that one as the receiver accepts the part use, enjoyment, or possession of something that belongs to or comes from another
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she asked all to share in the salad

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I shared my sister's room last night when we had a guest

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the employees shared in the profits

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she shared unwillingly the grocer's fate though . . . her dissatisfaction went no farther than nagging— Malamud

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But share may also take for its subject a group and imply a community of possession or use
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you do not share the great earth among you fairly— Jefferies

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flowers have always been sinister to me when they are lovely—they seem to share the elusive promise of a woman who is beautiful— Mailer

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Participate implies that one has or takes a part or a share in a thing (as a work, an experience, or an enterprise)
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participate in a discussion

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may I ask you whether your wife participates in this undertaking?— Meredith

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the commerce of the United States with foreign nations, is that of the whole United States. Every district has a right to participate in it— John Marshall

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they participated, with a curious, restrained passion, in the speech made by the red-haired man. He spoke for them— I sherwood

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Partake implies that one accepts, takes, or acquires a portion of a thing (as food, drink, a pleasure, or a burden)
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both partook of salted bread that a slave proffered— Hervey

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we do not only meet to share each other's burdens, but to partake in each other's joys— Spurgeon

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adventurers who were willing to partake his fortunes— Kinglake

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or comes to have some of the essential or distinguishing characters of a thing
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the story itself ceases to be merely melodramatic, and partakes of true drama— T. S. Eliot

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Analogous words: *communicate, impart: divide, dispense, *distribute

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  • Share — 〈[ ʃɛ:(r)] m. 6〉 Aktie [engl., „Aktie, Anteil“] * * * Share [ʃɛ:ɐ̯ ], der; s, s [engl. share, eigentl. = Teil, Anteil]: engl. Bez. für: Aktie. * * * Share   [ ʃeə; englisch »Anteil«] der, / s …   Universal-Lexikon

  • share — share1 [sher] n. [ME < OE scearu, akin to scieran, to SHEAR] 1. a part or portion that belongs or is allotted to an individual, or the part contributed by one 2. a just, due, reasonable, or full part or quota [to do one s share of work] 3. a)… …   English World dictionary

  • Share — Share, n. [OE. share, AS. scearu, scaru, fr. sceran to shear, cut. See {Shear}, v.] 1. A certain quantity; a portion; a part; a division; as, a small share of prudence. [1913 Webster] 2. Especially, the part allotted or belonging to one, of any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Share — (englisch für teilen) ist der Name eines Peer to Peer Programms, siehe Share (P2P) die Bezeichnung für die Laufwerks oder Druckerfreigabe in einem Computer Netzwerk, siehe Datei und Druckdienste der Nachname der ehemaligen französischen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Share — Share, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shared}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sharing}.] 1. To part among two or more; to distribute in portions; to divide. [1913 Webster] Suppose I share my fortune equally between my children and a stranger. Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. To …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Share — puede referirse a: Se suele denominar share a la cuota de pantalla, aunque éste no es exactamente el share. Se puede referir a «Market share», término en inglés que se traduce por cuota de mercado. Torta publicitaria Share (P2P), software P2P de… …   Wikipedia Español

  • share — ‘plough blade’ [OE] and share ‘portion’ [14] are distinct words, but they are ultimately related. The former came from the Germanic base *skar , *sker ‘cut’, which also produced English score, shear, short, etc. Its German relative is schar… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • share — ‘plough blade’ [OE] and share ‘portion’ [14] are distinct words, but they are ultimately related. The former came from the Germanic base *skar , *sker ‘cut’, which also produced English score, shear, short, etc. Its German relative is schar… …   Word origins