have a stake in something

have a stake in something

1. If you have a stake in something, you take part in it or it affects you and you care about what happens to it. These meetings are supposed to make everyone feel they have a stake in the decision-making. Your nearest and dearest have a stake in your baby.
2. If you have a stake in something, you own part of it. The partners who have a stake in the company also work with clients.
See also: have, something, stake