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.

endangerment
1640s, from endanger + -ment.
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Example sentences
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.
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