endanger

[en-deyn-jeyr]
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Origin of endanger

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at en-1, danger
Related formsen·dan·ger·ment, noun

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Related Words for endanger

threaten, expose, imperil, menace, hazard, chance, peril, risk, venture

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British Dictionary definitions for endanger

endanger

verb
  1. (tr) to put in danger or peril; imperil
Derived Formsendangerment, noun
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Word Origin and History for endanger
v.

late 15c., from en- (1) "make, put in" + danger. Related: Endangered; endangering. Endangered species first recorded 1964.

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