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jeopardize

[ jep-er-dahyz ]
/ ˈdʒɛp ərˌdaɪz /
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verb (used with object), jeop·ard·ized, jeop·ard·iz·ing.
to put in jeopardy; hazard; risk; imperil: He jeopardized his life every time he dived from the tower.
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Also especially British, jeop·ard·ise .

Origin of jeopardize

First recorded in 1640–50; jeopard(y) + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM jeopardize

re·jeop·ard·ize, verb (used with object), re·jeop·ard·ized, re·jeop·ard·iz·ing.un·jeop·ard·ized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for jeopardize

jeopardize

jeopardise

/ (ˈdʒɛpəˌdaɪz) /

verb (tr)
to risk; hazardhe jeopardized his job by being persistently unpunctual
to put in danger; imperil
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