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wage (WAYJ) (noun)
An amount of money that a worker is paid based on the number of hours, days, etc., that are worked: "The company was offering a competitive wage and a good program of benefits."
wage (WAYJ) (verb)
To start and to continue a war, battle, etc., in order to get or to achieve something: "Some rebels were trying to wage a guerrilla war against the government."

"The politicians decided to wage a battle against the proposed new law."

The union leadership decided to wage a strike against their employer in hopes of gaining a higher hourly wage and increased benefits for their members.