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endanger

[ en-deyn-jeyr ]
/ ɛnˈdeɪn dʒeɪr /
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Definition of endanger

verb (used with object)
to expose to danger; imperil: It was foolish to endanger your life in that way.
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Origin of endanger

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at en-1, danger

OTHER WORDS FROM endanger

en·dan·ger·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for endanger

endanger
/ (ɪnˈdeɪndʒə) /

verb
(tr) to put in danger or peril; imperil

Derived forms of endanger

endangerment, noun
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