Synonyms for gamble

Synonyms for (noun) gamble

Synonyms: gamble

Definition: a risky act or venture

Similar words: risk, danger, peril

Definition: a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury

Usage: he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime; there was a danger he would do the wrong thing


Synonyms: gamble

Definition: money that is risked for possible monetary gain

Similar words: venture, speculation

Definition: an investment that is very risky but could yield great profits

Usage: he knew the stock was a speculation when he bought it

Synonyms for (verb) gamble

Synonyms: gamble

Definition: play games for money

Similar words: play

Definition: participate in games or sport

Usage: We played hockey all afternoon; play cards; Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches


Synonyms: take a chance, take chances, adventure, run a risk, chance, hazard, gamble, risk

Definition: take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome

Usage: When you buy these stocks you are gambling

Similar words: essay, seek, assay, attempt, try

Definition: make an effort or attempt

Usage: He tried to shake off his fears; The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps; The police attempted to stop the thief; He sought to improve himself; She always seeks to do good in the world