Definition of wager in English:

wager

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Pronunciation: /ˈweɪdʒə
 
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noun & verb

More formal term for bet.
More example sentences
  • Betting exchanges allow bettors to accept wagers from other bettors at odds that the involved parties determine.
  • The sites look a lot like real-money sites, but don't accept wagers.
  • With some arenas holding thousands of spectators, an evolved series of hand gestures between bettors determines wagers.
Synonyms
bet, gamble, lay a wager, place/make/lay a bet, lay odds, put money on; stake, pledge, risk, venture, hazard, chance, speculate
informal punt
British informal put one's shirt on

Origin

Middle English (also in the sense 'solemn pledge'): from Anglo-Norman French wageure, from wager 'to wage'.

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