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Definition of Bet

Bet

  1. That which is laid, staked, or pledged, as between two parties, upon the event of a contest or any contingent issue; the act of giving such a pledge; a wager.
  2. of Bet
  3. To stake or pledge upon the event of a contingent issue; to wager.
  4. imp. & p. p. of Beat.
  5. An early form of Better.

Bet Quotations

Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas, to take a calculated risk - and to act.
Andre Malraux

We must have courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act. Everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness.
Maxwell Maltz

I don't want to give advice to people about their religious beliefs, but I do think that it's not smart to bet against the power of science to figure out the natural world. It used to be, a thousand years ago, that if you wanted to explain why the moon moved through the sky, you needed to invoke God.
Sean M. Carroll

Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one's better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk, and to act.
Maxwell Maltz

Buying a particular vintage because everyone tips it and then waiting for it to mature is like gambling. The thrill is in placing the bet. Once the race is run or the match is played, you'll either win or lose. Until that happens, you're caught in this wonderful, agonising sense of expectation.
Kenneth Cranham
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Bet Translations

bet in Dutch is wedden
bet in German is wetten, Wette, Wetteinsatz, Wette
bet in Italian is scommettere
bet in Norwegian is vedde
bet in Portuguese is aposta
bet in Spanish is apuesta, apostar
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