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portion

Synonyms of portion in English:

noun

  • 1 the upper portion of the chimney he could repeat large portions of Shakespeare
    part, piece, bit, section, chunk, segment, slice, fragment;
    wedge, lump, slab, hunk, parcel, tranche
    British informal wodge
  • 2 she wanted the right to decide how her portion of the allowance should be spent
    share, slice, quota, part, bit, percentage, amount, quantity, ration, piece, fraction, division, subdivision, allocation, allotment, measure, apportionment
    informal cut, whack, rake-off
  • 3 a generous portion of chips
    helping, serving, amount, quantity, piece;
  • 4 disease and hopeless poverty were certain to be his portion
    what is written in the stars
    archaic dole, cup, heritage
  • verb

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