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Synonyms of risk in English:


  • 1 there is a certain amount of risk
    [Antonyms] safety
  • 2 the risk of fire
    [Antonyms] impossibility
  • verb

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  • 1 he risked his life to save them
    endanger, imperil, jeopardize, hazard, gamble, gamble with, chance;
    put on the line, put in jeopardy
  • 2 you risk getting cold and wet
    chance, stand a chance of
  • Phrases

    at risk

    our soldiers are at risk every day
    in danger, in peril, in jeopardy, under threat

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