(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. portion, part, allotment, quota, dole, cut (sl.). —v. apportion, allot, assign, mete; partake, participate. See apportionment.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. division, apportionment, part, portion, quota, helping, serving, piece, ration, slice, allotment, parcel, dose, fraction, fragment, allowance, pittance, dividend, percentage, heritage, commission, cut*, whack*, rake-off*.
on shares,
Syn. proportionally, in proportion, on the basis of investments; see equally .
1. [To divide]
Syn. allot, distribute, apportion, part, partition, deal, dispense, assign, administer.
Ant. unite*, combine, withhold.
2. [To partake]
Syn. participate, share in, partake, experience, receive, have a portion of, have a share in, take part in, go in with, take a part of, take a share of; see also like 1 .
Ant. avoid*, have no share in, take no part in.
3. [To give]
Syn. yield, bestow, accord; see give 1 .
4. [To pay half of the expenses]
Syn. share expenses, pay half, go Dutch, go shares, go halves, go fifty-fifty, give and take, divide with.
Syn.- share means to use, enjoy, or possess in common with others and generally connotes giving or receiving a part of something [ to share expenses ] ; participate implies taking part with others in some activity or enterprise [ to participate in the talks ] ; partake implies taking or accepting one's share, as of a meal or responsibility [ to partake of a friend's hospitality ]
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
allotment, percent, apportionment, portion, allowance, cut, ration, *piece of the pie, quota, due, parcel, lot.
split between one another, *divvy up, divide, allot, allocate, apportion, dole out, ration, mete out, *go Dutch, *give and take.
ANT.: monopolize, *hog
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. That which is allotted: allocation, allotment, allowance, dole, lot, measure, part, portion, quantum, quota, ration, split. Informal: cut. Slang: divvy. See COLLECT. 2. One's proper or expected function in a common effort: part, piece, role. See DO, PARTICIPATE. II verb 1. To give out in portions or shares: deal (out), dispense, distribute, divide, dole out, parcel out, portion (out), ration,(out). Slang: divvy. See COLLECT. 2. To have a share, as in an act or result; have a hand in: conduce, contribute, partake, participate. Idiom: take part. See PARTICIPATE, START.

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