verb (used with object)
to put in
; hazard; risk; imperil:
He jeopardized his life every time he dived from the tower.
verb (used with object),
to risk; hazard:
he jeopardized his job by being persistently unpunctual
to put in danger; imperil
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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.
Migrants are still unwilling to jeopardise their journey by reporting them.
It also leaves them with a criminal record that can jeopardise their immigration status.
Over-generous pay settlements will jeopardise economic recovery.
Intelligence agencies counter that this would jeopardise investigations.
They may not want to jeopardise their wealth and safety by opposing her.
Even when capital is available, taking on debt can jeopardise a firm's credit rating.
So far, no one has ignored a panel decision, because no one wants to jeopardise the credibility of the system of rule-based trade.
The reality is that draconian measures rarely make us safer and often jeopardise security.
Such a process may have negative implications for the viability of the protection scheme and could jeopardise financial stability.