wage (v.) 1
risk, venture upon, engage in
1H4 IV.iv.20 [Archbishop to Sir Michael] I fear the power of Percy is too weak / To wage an instant trial with the King
KJ I.i.266 [Bastard to Lady Faulconbridge, of King Richard] Against whose fury and unmatched force / The aweless lion could not wage the fight
Oth I.iii.30 [First Senator to Duke] We must not think the Turk is so unskilful ... / To wake and wage a danger profitless