verb (used with object), im·per·iled, im·per·il·ing or (especially British) im·per·illed, im·per·il·ling.
Related formsim·per·il·ment, noun
Examples from the Web for imperil
You want less concentration in banking—at least the type that will screw the little guy and imperil the economy?
The goal should be to enable that flow without allowing undue systemic risk and greed to imperil it.JPMorgan’s $2 Billion Loss Fueled by Efforts to Avoid Risk|Zachary Karabell|May 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Romney warned that a second Obama term would “remake” the Supreme Court and imperil the future of gun rights.Newt Gingrich Calls for Universal Right to Bear Arms at NRA Forum|Michael Ames|April 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
A meltdown at the plant could imperil tens of thousands of citizens, especially children and pregnant women.
Tax cuts, Labour argues, will imperil economic recovery—not exactly the type of message you win voters over with.
Not satisfied to torment her in the body, he must imperil her soul by placing desperate temptation in her way.A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)|Mrs. Sutherland Orr
He would not let him imperil Monsieur, but aside from that he wished him every good fortune in the world.Helmet of Navarre|Bertha Runkle
He did not wish to imperil Alan's superb aloofness by involving him in the acrimonious and undignified defence of a friend.Sinister Street, vol. 1|Compton Mackenzie
In those of which we are speaking a too strong light seems to imperil the success of the experiment.Mysterious Psychic Forces|Camille Flammarion
Nothing had occurred thus far during the trip to imperil the safety of the caravan, nor was any attack by the savages looked for.The Old Santa Fe Trail|Henry Inman