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Synonyms for wager

Synonyms for wager

a venture depending on chance

something risked on an uncertain outcome

to put up as a stake in a game or speculation

to make a bet

Synonyms for wager

the money risked on a gamble

stake on the outcome of an issue

maintain with or as if with a bet

References in classic literature ?
One of these days you'll wish you hadn't laid that wager," said the cynic philosopher.
We will be even with your father one of these days, though he has won the wager this time
I am minded to take your wager," said the Queen musingly, "and will e'en do so if you grant me a boon.
Nathless, I tell you now, your wager is in jeopardy, for there never were such bowmen as Tepus and Clifton and Gilbert
Fogg," said he, "it shall be so: I will wager the four thousand on it.
We have made a wager--a wager which could not have been foreseen, and of which I defy anyone to divine the true cause.
For once I would have taken him up upon his insulting wager.
I wager that thou causest no beast to die, with or without the aid of Our Lady.
I'll wager anything you want that 'Ephemera' is accepted either on the first or second offering.
That nigger of yours, I'll wager, had a hand in the helping.
A MIND Reader made a wager that he would be buried alive and remain so for six months, then be dug up alive.
I am ready to wager upon myself against you if you are not afeard.
I've seen him drunk, and on a wager go into the cage of a lion that'd turned nasty, and without a stick beat him to a finish.
Had they however no one to see them, I wager that with them also the bad game would again commence,--
I will wager,' said Jasper, smiling--his lips were still so white that he was conscious of it, and bit and moistened them while speaking: 'I will wager that she hinted no wish to be released from Ned.