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Am I right in thinking that "wager" and "to wager" are the same as "bet" and "to bet" respectively? And if so are there are any little/subtle differences between the two? thanks :)
Jun 12, 2015 6:54 PM
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They are exactly the same; however, there's an assumption that "wager" means that there's a higher likelihood of someone actually putting money on something, whereas "bet" could simply mean I'm expressing an opinion/prediction, and may or may not involve money.
June 12, 2015
I regard them as synonyms. "Bet" is the plain, direct word and the one most people would use most of the time.
June 13, 2015
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