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wager (n.)

c. 1300, wajour "a promise, a vow, something pledged or sworn to;" also "a bet, a wager; stakes, something laid down as a bet," from Anglo-French wageure, Old North French wagiere (Old French gagiere, Modern French gageure) "pledge, security," from wagier "to pledge" (see wage (n.)).

wager (v.)

c. 1600 (intransitive); 1610s (transitive), from wager (n.). Related: Wagered; wagering.

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Definitions of wager from WordNet
1
wager (v.)
stake on the outcome of an issue;
Synonyms: bet / play
wager (v.)
maintain with or as if with a bet;
Synonyms: bet
2
wager (n.)
the act of gambling;
Synonyms: bet
wager (n.)
the money risked on a gamble;
Synonyms: stake / stakes / bet
From wordnet.princeton.edu