Imperil
Imperil Im*per"il, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Imperiled}or {Imperilled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Imperiling} or {Imperilling}.] To bring into peril; to endanger. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • imperil — (v.) 1590s, from assimilated form of in into, in (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + PERIL (Cf. peril). Related: Imperiled; imperiling …   Etymology dictionary

  • imperil — *venture, hazard, risk, chance, jeopardize, endanger Analogous words: dare, brave (see FACE): encounter, confront, *meet, face: *threaten, menace …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • imperil — meaning ‘to put at risk, to endanger’, has inflected forms imperilled, imperilling in BrE and imperiled, imperiling in AmE …   Modern English usage

  • imperil — [v] cause to be in danger chance it, compromise, endanger, expose, hazard, jeopard, jeopardize, jeopardy, menace, peril, risk; concept 240 Ant. guard, protect, save …   New thesaurus

  • imperil — ► VERB (imperilled, imperilling; US imperiled, imperiling) ▪ put into danger …   English terms dictionary

  • imperil — [im per′əl] vt. imperiled or imperilled, imperiling or imperilling to put in peril; endanger imperilment n …   English World dictionary

  • imperil — UK [ɪmˈperəl] / US verb [transitive] Word forms imperil : present tense I/you/we/they imperil he/she/it imperils present participle imperilling past tense imperilled past participle imperilled very formal to put someone or something in danger …   English dictionary

  • imperil — verb a) To put into peril; to place in danger or cause a hazard. Boating and fishing groups contend that the 130 [wind energy] towers would be a navigation hazard and offshore construction would imperil the fisheries. mdash; Wind Out of Their… …   Wiktionary

  • imperil — im|per|il [ımˈperıl] v past tense and past participle imperilled present participle imperilling BrE past tense and past participle imperiled present participle imperiling AmE [T] formal to put something or someone in danger = ↑endanger ▪ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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