- to put in jeopardy; hazard; risk; imperil: He jeopardized his life every time he dived from the tower.
Also especially British, jeop·ard·ise.
Origin of jeopardize
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Examples from the Web for jeopardise
But to go back was to jeopardise the reputation of the Battalion.
Quarrels with fellow-courtiers continued to jeopardise his fortunes.A Life of William Shakespeare
They reply that by declaring the assertions to be untenable we jeopardise the principles.The Note-Books of Samuel Butler
But the objection was not strong enough to induce him to jeopardise his own character.Thomas Moore
It might be imprudent;—it might be a wrong done to his father to jeopardise the necklace.Ayala's Angel
- to risk; hazardhe jeopardized his job by being persistently unpunctual
- to put in danger; imperil
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Word Origin and History for jeopardise
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