jeopardize

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

Origin of jeopardize

1
First recorded in 1640–50; jeopard(y) + -ize
  • Also especially British, jeop·ard·ise .

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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How to use jeopardize in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for jeopardize

jeopardize

jeopardise

/ (ˈdʒɛpəˌdaɪz) /


verb(tr)
  1. to risk; hazard: he jeopardized his job by being persistently unpunctual

  2. to put in danger; imperil

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