Definition of Jeopardise

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

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



Definition of Jeopardise

1. Verb. To put in jeopardy, to threaten. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jeopardise

1. [v -DISED, -DISING, -DISES]

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Literary usage of Jeopardise

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1. Parts of Speech: Essays on English by Brander Matthews (1901)
"Stevenson in this novel uses both the modern jeopardise and the ancient ... Just why to jeopardise should have driven to jeopard out of use, it is not easy ..."

2. Erewhon Revisited Twenty Years Later: Both by the Original Discoverer of the by Samuel Butler (1920)
"Do nothing to jeopardise your own safety; you can do more by perfunctory acquiescence than by open dissent . And tell those friends whom you can trust, ..."

3. Observations on the Writings of Thomas Jefferson: With Particular Reference by Henry Lee, Charles Carter Lee (1839)
"... private associations of laudable views and unimposing numbers, and those whose magnitude may rivalise and jeopardise the march of regular government. ..."

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