Definition of jeopardize in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɛpədʌɪz/
(also jeopardise)


[with object]
Put (someone or something) into a situation in which there is a danger of loss, harm, or failure: a devaluation of the dollar would jeopardize New York’s position as a financial centre
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  • Beckham's ego, in contrast, is in danger of undermining and jeopardising England's potential as a team.
  • They have to ensure contracts for services are completed in time because failure could jeopardise the award.
  • Failure to provide this information to your insurer could jeopardize claims for damage or theft.
threaten, endanger, imperil, menace, risk, put at risk, expose to risk, put in danger, expose to danger, put in jeopardy, put on the line;
leave vulnerable, leave unprotected;
compromise, prejudice, be prejudicial to;
be a danger to, pose a threat to;
damage, injure, harm, do harm to, be detrimental to, drive a nail into the coffin of
archaic peril

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