to put in peril or danger; endanger.
- im·per·il·ment, noun
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How to use imperil in a sentence
The prospect of such a fall-out—which had been a looming prospect for years—raised the possibility of a sudden stop or delays to daily trading across the border into France, that could even imperil supplies of fresh food and medicines.The U.K. has finally reached a Christmas Eve trade deal with the EU | kdunn6 | December 24, 2020 | Fortune
All along the migration routes, people are changing the landscape in ways that imperil birds.
They generate less anxiety in students, for example — an important factor to consider at a time when the pandemic is already imperiling young people’s mental health.An argument for giving kids open-book tests during the pandemic (and after) | Valerie Strauss | November 30, 2020 | Washington Post
In the Caribbean, ocean acidification and swelling seas are driving coral reefs toward extinction and imperiling fishing and tourism.The U.S. will leave the Paris climate accord on Nov. 4. But voters will decide for how long. | Steven Mufson, Brady Dennis | October 30, 2020 | Washington Post
They also fear that the plan could imperil hopes of reopening middle and high schools by next semester, since many staff members being reassigned are critical to crafting reopening plans.Principals critical of D.C. school system’s plan to reopen elementary schools | Perry Stein | October 28, 2020 | Washington Post
You want less concentration in banking—at least the type that will screw the little guy and imperil the economy?
But the Israelis all but explicitly spurning peace will grievously imperil their own country.
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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
A meltdown at the plant could imperil tens of thousands of citizens, especially children and pregnant women.
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
The honey, I say, would imperil the grubs' lives, The Bee must therefore first be made to disgorge.More Hunting Wasps | J. Henri Fabre
In those of which we are speaking a too strong light seems to imperil the success of the experiment.Mysterious Psychic Forces | Camille Flammarion
All she thought was to get away—far away from these men who were trying to imperil her immortal soul.Serapis, Complete | Georg Ebers
Her former efficient commander, Captain Coxetter, has gone where bars or rough waters never imperil his safety.Petals Plucked from Sunny Climes | Sylvia Sunshine
British Dictionary definitions for imperil
(tr) to place in danger or jeopardy; endanger
- imperilment, noun
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