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

2 senses of wager

Sense 1
bet, wager -- (the act of gambling; "he did it on a bet")
       => gambling, gaming, play -- (the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize); "his gambling cost him a fortune"; "there was heavy play at the blackjack table")

Sense 2
stake, stakes, bet, wager -- (the money risked on a gamble)
       => gamble -- (money that is risked for possible monetary gain)

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

2 senses of wager

Sense 1
bet, wager, play -- (stake on the outcome of an issue; "I bet $100 on that new horse"; "She played all her money on the dark horse")
       => gamble -- (play games for money)

Sense 2
bet, wager -- (maintain with or as if with a bet; "I bet she will be there!")
       => predict, foretell, prognosticate, call, forebode, anticipate, promise -- (make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election")

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