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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 endangerment
  • It's an honest photo diminished by comments that are dishonest about the endangerment of polar bears.
  • He has been charged with reckless endangerment, threatening, and breach of peace.
  • The data they gathered will be used to raise global awareness of and interest in language endangerment.
  • It is notable, therefore, for its genetic diversity and for its extreme endangerment.
  • It works the same way, and that's where the endangerment relationship comes in.
  • Not to mention many other species we've driven to endangerment or extinction.
  • But because the memory of the past persecution is cherished does not mean the community's endangerment is purely imaginary.
British Dictionary definitions for endangerment


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

1640s, from endanger + -ment.



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

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