to put in peril or danger; endanger.
- im·per·il·ment, noun
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How to use imperil in a sentence
There had been concern earlier that barring mask violators from riding might run afoul of other federal funding requirements, potentially imperiling much-needed financial support, Scroggins said.As transit agencies ramp up mask enforcement, Congress airs concerns about safety of transportation workers | Michael Laris | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
Species are imperiled from winding rivers to windswept tundra to the dense tropical forests of Borneo.
Lack of moral leadership at a moment like this imperils democracy itself.In the Wake of the Capitol Riots, We Need to Restore Moral Leadership | Nancy Gibbs | January 21, 2021 | Time
All the while, museums sat shuttered, their futures imperiled by economic struggles brought on by a pandemic.
Decades of hard-won progress for anti-discrimination protections and family recognition are now imperiled by the shifting math.
Despite the financial remedy, partial repeal of the screen quota has imperiled the domestic market.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea | Rich Goldstein | December 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It is an extreme, heightened set-up, I say: the whole hostage-taking, life-imperiled prolog.Sex, Blood, and Screaming: Blackout’s Dark Frights | Tim Teeman | October 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As the brazen crime leads to the discovery of several bodies, media coverage feeds a sense of security imperiled.
Chicago is a city imperiled by impotent leadership that is unwilling to face down this crisis.
He often files amicus briefs, especially in cases where constitutionally guaranteed rights are imperiled.
He would have given anything he possessed to join this long dash to save, if possible, two imperiled American girls.Uncle Sam's Boys as Lieutenants | H. Irving Hancock
He looked upon the lives of his soldiers as a sacred trust, not to be carelessly imperiled.Was General Thomas Slow at Nashville? | Henry V. Boynton
Even that short time had been enough to sweep the imperiled lad past the place.The Outdoor Chums After Big Game | Captain Quincy Allen
It was of the essence of her fatality that he always "understood" when his failing to do so might have imperiled his hold on her.Tales Of Men And Ghosts | Edith Wharton
The vine was really giving way, and Davis instantly grasped both wrists of the imperiled lad.Frank Merriwell's Chums | Burt L. Standish
British Dictionary definitions for imperil
(tr) to place in danger or jeopardy; endanger
- imperilment, noun
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