Definition of wager in English:

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wager

Pronunciation: /ˈweɪdʒə/

noun& verb

More formal term for bet.
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'.

Words that rhyme with wager

gauger, golden-ager, major, old-stager, pager, rampager, sergeant major, stager
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