Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Wager"

The meaning of "Wager" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does to wager money mean?
A: To wager money is to make a bet (of money) against some uncertain outcome. To take a risk.
—He wagered $1000 on his poker hand, and lost. Now he can't pay his rent.

Synonyms of "Wager" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between wager and bet ?
A: "Wager" and "bet" are nearly identical, and can be used interchangeably in a sentence from the standpoint of grammar.

However, "wager" means to first offer the money, to be collected and held as collateral, when claiming that a certain outcome will occur in some event.

Whereas "bet" means to make a claim that a certain outcome will occur in some event, and the money will be collected after the outcome is known.

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Q: What is the difference between wager and bet ?
A: A bet might be a simple challenge, without involving money or anything of value. A wager involves money.
Q: What is the difference between wager and bet ?
A: The meaning is the same, but "wager" sounds more mature than "bet."
Q: What is the difference between I wager and I bet ?
A: "I wager" is a little more formal. Most people would say "I bet."

Translations of "Wager"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? wager
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Other questions about "Wager"

Q: ①I was right to wager on the darkhorse.
②I was right to have a wager on the darkhorse. does this sound natural?
A: The first one is natural, the second one isn't.
Q: " wager" is old-fashioned?
A: Yes. I rarely hear people use this word. What context do you want to use it in? I can give you a better word to use.
Q: The wager is definitely won. does this sound natural?
A: No, I meant to say
wager as a noun
and (is won) as passive

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Q: I'll wager my car _____ your car.
What are the proper prepositions in the blank?
On? Against? Towards? By? In? Etc...
A: I'd use "against".
Q: They wanted to take wagers on whether or not he had a girlfriend. does this sound natural?
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