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
By being forced to live hand to mouth, people naturally will become fearful of
  any change that might jeopardize the status quo.
Left unchecked, a bacteria buildup could jeopardize space missions.
But obtaining a sufficient number of stem cells from a donor cornea can
  jeopardize it.
It might also jeopardize your ability to get insurance.
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