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endanger

[ en-deyn-jeyr ]
/ ɛnˈdeɪn dʒeɪr /
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verb (used with object)

to expose to danger; imperil: It was foolish to endanger your life in that way.

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peril, risk, jeopardy, hazard, threat, pitfall, imperilment

Nearby words

end., endamage, endameba, endamoeba, endangeitis, endanger, endangered, endangered species, endangerment, endangiitis, endaortitis

Origin of endanger

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at en-1, danger
SYNONYMS FOR endanger
Related formsen·dan·ger·ment, noun
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Examples from the Web for endangerment

  • Leaning far over the counter, to the endangerment of her balance, his employer gave him a smart cuff.

    Scarlett of the Mounted|Marguerite Merington
  • Contemporaneous history shows that their endangerment proceeded from the statutes against vagrancy.

    The Popham Colony|William Frederick Poole

British Dictionary definitions for endangerment

endanger

/ (ɪnˈdeɪndʒə) /

verb

(tr) to put in danger or peril; imperil
Derived Formsendangerment, noun
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