[ en-deyn-jeyr ]
/ ɛnˈdeɪn dʒeɪr /

verb (used with object)

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

Origin of endanger

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

Related forms

en·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


/ (ɪnˈdeɪndʒə) /


(tr) to put in danger or peril; imperil

Derived Forms

endangerment, noun
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