From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishshareshare1 /ʃeə $ ʃer/ ●●●S1W1 verb1use together [intransitive, transitive]SHARE to have or use something with other peopleWe don’t have enough books, so you’ll have to share.The three of us shared a taxi.share something with somebodyI have an office that I share with some other teachers.2let somebody use something [transitive]SHARE to let someone have or use something that belongs to youAs a kid, he’d never share his toys.share something with somebodyWill you share your fries with me?3divide [transitive] (also share out)SHARE to divide something between two or more peopleshare something between/among somebodyThey shared the cake between them.On his death, his property was shared out between his children.► see thesaurus at give4responsibility/blame [transitive] to have equalresponsibility for doing something, paying for something etcWe share the responsibility for the children.I own the house, but we share the bills.We all share some of the blame for the accident.5same [transitive]BOTH to have the same opinion, quality, or experience as someone elseshare somebody’s view/concern/belief etcOther parents share her belief in the importance of reading.I believe my view is widely shared.share something with somebodyStubbornness was a characteristic he shared with his mother.6tell somebody something [intransitive, transitive]TELL A SECRET to tell other people about an idea, secret, problem etcStudents were able to share their experiences.share something with somebodyWould you like to share your feelings with the group?7 →share your life with somebody8 →share and share alikeCOLLOCATIONS – Meaning 5: to have the same opinion, quality, or experience as someone elsenounsshare a belief/opinionIt was clear that the police did not share her opinion.share a viewHe shared my view of what had been going on.share a feelingI know that many people do not share my feelings.share somebody’s values (=have the same ideas about what is right and wrong)The only way to change things is to elect politicians who share our values.share somebody’s concern/enthusiasm etc (=feel the same concern, enthusiasm etc as someone else)I share the concern of parents about the content of some of these computer games.adverbsbe widely shared (=shared by a lot of people)This view is now widely shared. →share in something→ See Verb table
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share• The relationship between music and the spiritual and emotionalaspects of healing is widely shared.• One thing united all three men - they shared a burninghatred of the political regime under which they lived.• Everywhere I turned in the dorm, there were white faces, except for two black students who shared a room.• You could share a taxi with me if you like.• Very rarely has such experience been shared amongst a wider group of communitypartners.• They share an interest in 16th centuryarchitecture.• None of us are close friends but we all share an interest in sport.• The rejoicing was not shared by the wearyinfantrymen who had just fought their way on to it.• Learning to share is a difficult process for toddlers.• We all share some of the blame for the accident.• We can share the cost of gas for the ride.• Judy and I shared the driving, so it wasn't too tiring.• She shares the job with another woman who also has a young child.• I have my own room, but we share the kitchen and bathroom.• We pay rent separately, but we share the other bills.• It's only fair that they should share the running costs of the car.• My husband and my mothershare the same birthday.• The more freewayaccess there is, the less San Franciscans have to share their streets with out-of-towners.• Sometimes this sharedunderstanding may lead to more practicalsolutions.• If you think it would help to share, we're here to listen.• Everybody brings a dish to share with everyone else.• I share your concern about this.share something with somebody• Do you mind sharing a room with Jenny?• Sonia shared a very touching story with the group.• You'll have to share your toys with your little brother.share ... responsibility• The four students and the staff work out the running of the household between them and share the responsibilities.• It is sometimes possible to arrange for both ministers to be at the ceremony, sharing the responsibility between them.• If he does, the Attorney-General will share the responsibility for his crimes.• Elers and Bayer will share the responsibilities of chiefexecutive.widely shared• Alternately, the same participative emphasis may be irrelevant in an organization in which power is already widely shared.• Helms' enthusiasm for Albright was widely shared.• However foolish they had come to seem, his instincts had been widely shared.• The relationship between music and the spiritual and emotional aspects of healing is widely shared.• This is our economicargument: a path to personal enrichment from the fruits of economic progress more widely shared.• This view is now widely shared.• It may well be a belief which has been and still is, widely shared by top industrialists themselves.• These four keyelements are well developed and widely shared within the research communities of every natural and appliedscience.
shareshare2 ●●●S1W1 noun1in a company [countable]BFS one of the equal parts into which the ownership of a company is dividedshare inWe’ve got shares in Allied Chemicals. →stock1(2)2part of something [singular]PART the part of something that you own or are responsible forshare of/inI gave them my share of the bill and left.a share in the profitsI do my share (=do my part) of the housework.3 →your (fair) share4 →share in something5 →house/flat share —sharing noun [uncountable] → the lion’s shareat lion(2), → timeshareCOLLOCATIONSverbshave/hold/own sharesA lot of the employees own shares in the company.buy/invest in sharesI bought some shares in British Gas five years ago.sell sharesThis isn’t a good time to sell shares.trade in/deal in shares (=buy and sell shares as a business)They make their money by trading in stocks and shares.shares rise/go up (=their value increases)The company’s shares rose 5.5p to 103p.shares fall/go down (=their value decreases)Shares fell sharply on the London Stock Market yesterday.share + NOUNshare priceThe company’s share price has continued to go down.share ownershipThe government tried to encourage wider share ownership.share dealing (=buying and selling shares as a business)He was convicted of illegal share dealing.