Definition of Imperil

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

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



Definition of Imperil

1. v. t. To bring into peril; to endanger.

Definition of Imperil

1. Verb. (transitive) To put into peril; to place in danger or cause a hazard. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To risk. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Imperil

1. to place in jeopardy [v -ILED, -ILING, -ILS or -ILLED, -ILLING, -ILS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Imperil

imperial system
imperialism
imperialisms
imperialist
imperialistic
imperialistically
imperialists
imperialities
imperiality
imperialize
imperialized
imperializes
imperializing
imperially
imperials
imperil (current term)
imperiled
imperiling
imperilled
imperilling
imperilment
imperilments
imperils
imperious
imperiously
imperiousness
imperiousnesses
imperipinnate
imperishability
imperishable

Literary usage of Imperil

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... pusillanimity a poet who could imperil his popularity in England by such a vigorous melody as that in which he compares the oppression of Ireland to the ..."

2. The Province of Jurisprudence Determined: Being the First Part of a Series by John Austin, Sarah Austin (1861)
"... TABLE I. Forma imperil, or Staatsform: ie the form of the Sovereignty. Monarchy, or Aristocracy, or go- Democracy, or government vernment of government ..."

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