jeopardize

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

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

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 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

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

    English terms dictionary

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

    English World dictionary

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 jeopardize — jeop|ar|dize also jeopardise BrE [ˈdʒepədaız US ər ] v [T] to risk losing or spoiling something important ▪ large scale military offensives which could jeopardize the UN peace process …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 jeopardize — jeop|ard|ize [ dʒepər,daız ] verb transitive to risk damaging or destroying something important: Cuts in funding could jeopardize this vital research work …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 jeopardize — [[t]ʤe̱pə(r)daɪz[/t]] jeopardizes, jeopardizing, jeopardized VERB To jeopardize a situation or activity means to do something that may destroy it or cause it to fail. [V n] He has jeopardised the future of his government... [V n] The talks may… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 jeopardize — [ˈdʒepəˌdaɪz] verb [T] to risk damaging or destroying something important Cuts in funding could jeopardize our research.[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 16 jeopardize — transitive verb ( dized; dizing) Date: 1582 to expose to danger or risk ; imperil …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 jeopardize — /jep euhr duyz /, v.t., jeopardized, jeopardizing. to put in jeopardy; hazard; risk; imperil: He jeopardized his life every time he dived from the tower. Also, esp. Brit., jeopardise. [1640 50; JEOPARD(Y) + IZE] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 18 jeopardize — verb To put in jeopardy, to threaten. After having an affair with a junior, her chances of promotion were seriously jeopardized …

    Wiktionary

  • 19 jeopardize — Synonyms and related words: compromise, encounter danger, endanger, expose, gamble, gamble with, hazard, imperil, incur danger, jeopard, jeopardy, lay open, menace, peril, put in danger, put in jeopardy, risk, threaten, venture …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 jeopardize — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. imperil, expose, venture; see endanger , risk . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. endanger, imperil, hazard, risk, put in jeopardy, chance, threaten, tempt fate. III (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To subject to danger or… …

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