imperil

[ im-per-uhl ]
/ ɪmˈpɛr əl /

verb (used with object), im·per·iled, im·per·il·ing or (especially British) im·per·illed, im·per·il·ling.

to put in peril or danger; endanger.

Nearby words

  1. imperial war museum,
  2. imperialism,
  3. imperialist,
  4. imperialistic,
  5. imperially,
  6. imperious,
  7. imperishable,
  8. imperium,
  9. impermanence,
  10. impermanent

Origin of imperil

First recorded in 1590–1600; im-1 + peril

Related formsim·per·il·ment, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for imperilment

imperil

/ (ɪmˈpɛrɪl) /

verb -rils, -rilling or -rilled or US -rils, -riling or -riled

(tr) to place in danger or jeopardy; endanger
Derived Formsimperilment, noun

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Word Origin and History for imperilment

imperil

v.

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

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