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endanger

[en-deyn-jeyr] /ɛnˈdeɪn dʒeɪr/
verb (used with object)
1.
to expose to danger; imperil:
It was foolish to endanger your life in that way.
Origin of endanger
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see en-1, danger
Related forms
endangerment, noun
Synonyms
threaten, jeopardize, hazard, risk.
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endanger

/ɪnˈdeɪndʒə/
verb
1.
(transitive) to put in danger or peril; imperil
Derived Forms
endangerment, noun
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Word Origin and History for endanger
v.

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

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