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

     

    wager

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈweɪdʒə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈweɪdʒər//
     
    (old-fashioned or formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they wager
    BrE BrE//ˈweɪdʒə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈweɪdʒər//
     
    he / she / it wagers
    BrE BrE//ˈweɪdʒəz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈweɪdʒərz//
     
    past simple wagered
    BrE BrE//ˈweɪdʒəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈweɪdʒərd//
     
    past participle wagered
    BrE BrE//ˈweɪdʒəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈweɪdʒərd//
     
    -ing form wagering
    BrE BrE//ˈweɪdʒərɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈweɪdʒərɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to bet money synonym bet wager on something She always wagered on an outsider. wager something (on something) to wager £50 on a horse wager something/somebody that… I had wagered a great deal of money that I would beat him.
  2. 2[transitive] wager (that)… used to say that you are so confident that something is true or will happen that you would be willing to bet money on it synonym bet I'll wager that she knows more about it than she's saying.
  3. Word Origin Middle English (also in the sense ‘solemn pledge’): from Anglo-Norman French wageure, from wager ‘to wage’.
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