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wage

wage

 
 
pronunciation:
weIj
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: (often pl.) money paid regularly to an employee in exchange for labor or services.
synonyms:
compensation, pay, salary
similar words:
emolument, hire, remuneration
definition 2: (usu. pl.; used with a sing. or pl. verb) suitable return; recompense.
He foolishly ignored the wages of sin.
synonyms:
deserts
similar words:
compensation, pay, penalty, recompense, retribution, returns
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: waged, wages, waging
definition: to carry on or engage in (a war, conflict, or campaign).
similar words:
execute, fight, pursue
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