endanger

[en-deyn-jeyr]
verb (used with object)
to expose to danger; imperil: It was foolish to endanger your life in that way.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English; see en-1, danger

endangerment, noun


threaten, jeopardize, hazard, risk.
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endanger (ɪnˈdeɪndʒə)
 
vb
(tr) to put in danger or peril; imperil
 
en'dangerment
 
n

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endanger
late 15c., from en- "make, put in" + danger. Related: Endangered; endangering. Endangered species first recorded 1964.
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Example sentences
The storms can knock out satellites, disrupting communication, and endanger
  astronauts.
If his gold now endanger us, he will then be unresistible.
Some fear that a rise in taxes could endanger the current economic recovery.
Distracted drivers endanger themselves and others on the road.
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