"wage" in the noun sense
1. wage, pay, earnings, remuneration, salary
something that remunerates
"wages were paid by check"
"he wasted his pay on drink"
"they saved a quarter of all their earnings"
"wage" in the verb sense
1. engage, wage
carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns
"Napoleon and Hitler waged war against all of Europe"
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