jeopardize

[jep-er-dahyz]
verb (used with object), jeopardized, jeopardizing.
to put in jeopardy; hazard; risk; imperil: He jeopardized his life every time he dived from the tower.
Also, especially British, jeopardise.


Origin:
1640–50; jeopard(y) + -ize

rejeopardize, verb (used with object), rejeopardized, rejeopardizing.
unjeopardized, adjective
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jeopardize or jeopardise (ˈdʒɛpəˌdaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to risk; hazard: he jeopardized his job by being persistently unpunctual
2.  to put in danger; imperil
 
jeopardise or jeopardise
 
vb

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Example sentences
They demotivate farmers, push them into growing the wrong crops and jeopardise
  their future access to markets.
Pressing them to reduce rates further would jeopardise their ability to attract
  private capital, inhibiting their growth.
The company might also jeopardise its coveted triple-A credit rating.
Exonerated and freed, he has staged a comeback that another conviction might
  jeopardise.
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