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Definition of wage verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

wage

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//weɪdʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//weɪdʒ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they wage
BrE BrE//weɪdʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//weɪdʒ//
 
he / she / it wages
BrE BrE//ˈweɪdʒɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈweɪdʒɪz//
 
past simple waged
BrE BrE//weɪdʒd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//weɪdʒd//
 
past participle waged
BrE BrE//weɪdʒd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//weɪdʒd//
 
-ing form waging
BrE BrE//ˈweɪdʒɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈweɪdʒɪŋ//
 
Conflict
 
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to begin and continue a war, a battle, etc. wage something The rebels have waged a guerrilla war since 2007. He made the decision to wage war. wage something against/on somebody/something He alleged that a press campaign was being waged against him. See related entries: Conflict Word Origin Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French and Old Northern French, of Germanic origin; related to wed.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: wage