transitive verb (-dized; -dizing) Date: 1582 to expose to danger or risk ; imperil

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  • jeopardize — jeop‧ar‧dize [ˈdʒepədaɪz ǁ ər ] also jeopardise verb [transitive] to risk losing or harming something: • There are fears that cost cuts might jeopardize safety. • The company s financial position is being jeopardized by continuing losses. * * *… …   Financial and business terms

  • jeopardize — jeop ard*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Jeopardized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Jeopardizing}.] To expose to loss or injury; to risk. Syn: jeopard. [1913 Webster] That he should jeopardize his willful head Only for spite at me. H. Taylor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jeopardize — I verb endanger, expose to danger, imperil, in periculum, leave unprotected, menace, peril, place in danger, risk, stake, threaten II index compromise (endanger), endanger, expose …   Law dictionary

  • jeopardize — (v.) 1640s, from JEOPARDY (Cf. jeopardy) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Jeopardized; jeopardizing. As a verb, Middle English used simple jeopard (late 14c.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • jeopardize — (Amer.) jeop·ard·ize || dÊ’epÉ™(r)daɪz v. endanger, imperil, put at risk, place in danger; compromise the safety or security of; compromise the success of (also jeopardise) …   English contemporary dictionary

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

  • jeopardize — [v] endanger be careless, chance, chance it*, gamble, hazard, imperil, lay on the line*, peril, put at risk, put in danger, put in jeopardy, risk, stake, subject to, tempt fate, threaten; concepts 246,252,384 …   New thesaurus

  • jeopardize — (also jeopardise) ► VERB ▪ put into a situation in which there is a danger of loss, harm, or failure …   English terms dictionary

  • jeopardize — [jep′ər dīz΄] vt. jeopardized, jeopardizing to put in jeopardy; risk loss, damage, or failure of; endanger …   English World dictionary

  • jeopardize — (BrE also ise) verb ADVERB ▪ seriously, severely ▪ This scandal could seriously jeopardize his chances of being re elected. ▪ potentially ▪ Any delays could potentially jeopardize the company s ability to do busin …   Collocations dictionary

  • jeopardize — UK [ˈdʒepə(r)daɪz] / US [ˈdʒepərˌdaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms jeopardize : present tense I/you/we/they jeopardize he/she/it jeopardizes present participle jeopardizing past tense jeopardized past participle jeopardized to risk damaging or… …   English dictionary

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