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endanger

Line breaks: en|dan¦ger
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈdeɪn(d)ʒə
 
, ɛn-/

Definition of endanger in English:

verb

[with object]
Put (someone or something) at risk or in danger: he was driving in a manner likely to endanger life
More example sentences
  • Why change direction now and risk endangering Smith's achievement in Dundee, one of Scotland's few successes?
  • Would even you take the risk of endangering the lives of both Peter and Erin, our friends?
  • Your eyes are much too valuable to risk endangering them so make sure you don't forget.
Synonyms
imperil, jeopardize, risk, put at risk, put in danger, expose to danger, put in jeopardy, leave vulnerable, put someone's life on the line;
threaten, pose a threat to, be a danger to, be detrimental to, damage, injure, harm, do harm to
archaic peril

Derivatives

endangerment

1
noun
Example sentences
  • But there was no evidence of such endangerment or imminent threat.
  • But this was dismissed as well, with the judge accepting that suitable safety precautions had been taken and there was no substantial risk of public endangerment.
  • These breathalysers can indicate when equivalent blood alcohol percentages are below or above state legal limits preventing potential arrest or reckless endangerment of others.

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