Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun gamble

2 senses of gamble

Sense 1
gamble -- (money that is risked for possible monetary gain)
       => speculation, venture -- (an investment that is very risky but could yield great profits; "he knew the stock was a speculation when he bought it")

Sense 2
gamble -- (a risky act or venture)
       => risk, peril, danger -- (a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury; "he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime"; "there was a danger he would do the wrong thing")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb gamble

2 senses of gamble

Sense 1
gamble, chance, risk, hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chance -- (take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you buy these stocks you are gambling")
       => try, seek, attempt, essay, assay -- (make an effort or attempt; "He tried to shake off his fears"; "The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps"; "The police attempted to stop the thief"; "He sought to improve himself"; "She always seeks to do good in the world")

Sense 2
gamble -- (play games for money)
       => play -- (participate in games or sport; "We played hockey all afternoon"; "play cards"; "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches")

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