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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
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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  • 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.
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  • 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

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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