- to put in peril or danger; endanger.
Origin of imperil
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risk, jeopardize, hazard, chance.
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Examples from the Web for imperilled
Do you suggest that a man's honour is imperilled in His Grace's service?Mistress Wilding
You have no vested interest to be imperilled by anything that I do.'Lord Kilgobbin
"Never, dear Jack, whilst you are imperilled," she firmly replied.Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks
I knew all this—I knew that life itself was imperilled by the act I had committed!The Quadroon
Rickie had irritated her, and, in her desire to shock him, she had imperilled her own peace.The Longest Journey
E. M. Forster
- (tr) to place in danger or jeopardy; endanger
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Word Origin and History for imperilled
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