Definition of Jeopardize

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

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



2. Verb. Put at risk. "I will stake my good reputation for this"

Definition of Jeopardize

1. v. t. To expose to loss or injury; to risk; to jeopard.

Definition of Jeopardize

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

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jeopardize

1. [v -DIZED, -DIZING, -DIZES]

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Literary usage of Jeopardize

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1. English Usage: Studies in the History and Uses of English Words and Phrases by John Lesslie Hall (1917)
"LXV jeopardize Some rhetorical scholars and many purists will not tolerate jeopardize; but say that we must use jeopard. ..."

2. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1860)
"... proud of his country, remorseless in battle yet prompt to forgive, and ever ready to jeopardize his own safety for the helpless and the oppressed; ..."

3. Life on the Stage: My Personal Experiences and Recollections by Clara Morris (1901)
"... CHAPTER SEVENTEENTH Through Devotion to my Friend, I jeopardize my Reputation — I Own a Baby on Shares — Miss Western's Pathetic Speech. ..."

4. Ireland Past and Present by Augustus J. Thébaud, John Habberton (1878)
"... or around Cape Horn to California and the South Sea Islands, through the Southern and Northern Pacifies. lers jeopardize their lives in the pursuit of ..."

5. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1893)
"The title of the landlord is paramount and the tenant cannot deny it, neither can he jeopardize or injure the title or interests of the one under whom he ..."

6. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1886)
"... would be to jeopardize the immediate safety and future health of the woman, to the detriment of his good reputation. Having for many years exercised the ..."

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