Definition of Endanger

1. Verb. Pose a threat to; present a danger to. "Sam cannot endanger Sue "; "The pollution is endangering the crops"

Exact synonyms: Imperil, Jeopardise, Jeopardize, Menace, Peril, Threaten
Generic synonyms: Be, Exist
Derivative terms: Jeopardy, Jeopardy, Menace, Peril, Peril



2. Verb. Put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position.
Exact synonyms: Expose, Peril, Queer, Scupper
Generic synonyms: Affect, Bear On, Bear Upon, Impact, Touch, Touch On
Specialized synonyms: Compromise
Derivative terms: Exposure, Peril, Peril, Peril

Definition of Endanger

1. v. t. To put to hazard; to bring into danger or peril; to expose to loss or injury; as, to endanger life or peace.

Definition of Endanger

1. Verb. (transitive) To put (someone or something) in danger; to risk causing harm to. ¹

2. Verb. (obsolete transitive) To incur the hazard of; to risk; to run the risk of. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Endanger

1. to imperil [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: imperil

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Endanger

endaemonism
endamage
endamaged
endamagement
endamagements
endamages
endamaging
endameba
endamebae
endamebas
endamebic
endamnified
endamnify
endamoebae
endamoebas
endanger (current term)
endangered
endangered species
endangeredness
endangerest
endangereth
endangering
endangerment
endangerments
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endangiitis
endangiitis obliterans
endaortitis
endarch
endarchies

Literary usage of Endanger

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1895)
"His intervention in politics was not pleasing to his uncle, who was naturally anxious that be should not endanger his success in his profession by active ..."

2. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1887)
"The escaping carbonic acid gas is conducted from the relief valve to the open air, and does not settle in the brewing cellars, to endanger life. ..."

3. History of Political Conventions in California by Winfield J. Davis (1893)
"... or rebellion that may threaten to disturb domestic tranquillity, or to endanger the integrity and permanency of the constitution of the United States. ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The alliance of John and Hugh of Burgundy seemed to endanger her power in Rome, and so with her husband's aid she decided to remove John. ..."

5. A Practical Treatise of the Law of Evidence, and Digest of Proofs, in Civil by Thomas Starkie (1891)
"So also a private person may at common law'lawfully lay hold of one committing treason or felony, or doing any act which would manifestly endanger the life ..."

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