imperil

[im-per-uhl]
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verb (used with object), im·per·iled, im·per·il·ing or (especially British) im·per·illed, im·per·il·ling.
  1. to put in peril or danger; endanger.

Origin of imperil

First recorded in 1590–1600; im-1 + peril
Related formsim·per·il·ment, noun

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imperil

verb -rils, -rilling or -rilled or US -rils, -riling or -riled
  1. (tr) to place in danger or jeopardy; endanger
Derived Formsimperilment, noun
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Word Origin and History for imperiled

imperil

v.

1590s, from assimilated form of in- "into, in" (see in- (2)) + peril. Related: Imperiled; imperiling.

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