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[en-deyn-jeyr] /ɛnˈdeɪn dʒeɪr/
verb (used with object)
to expose to danger; imperil:
It was foolish to endanger your life in that way.
Origin of endanger
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English; see en-1, danger
Related forms
endangerment, noun
threaten, jeopardize, hazard, risk. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for endanger
  • 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.
  • They say a quicker removal would endanger the area due to the higher amount of silt in the lake.
  • Scientists find themselves choosing between animals as explosions of some populations endanger others.
  • In the long term, the diet drugs will endanger people's health.
  • One should not express opinions that seriously endanger those who do not endanger others.
  • No society long allows members to behave in ways that endanger that society.
  • But the necessities of war completely override all such weaknesses as soon as these begin to endanger actual military interests.
British Dictionary definitions for endanger


(transitive) to put in danger or peril; imperil
Derived Forms
endangerment, noun
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Word Origin and History for endanger

late 15c., from en- (1) "make, put in" + danger. Related: Endangered; endangering. Endangered species first recorded 1964.

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