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jeopardize

[jep-er-dahyz] /ˈdʒɛp ərˌdaɪz/
verb (used with object), jeopardized, jeopardizing.
1.
to put in jeopardy; hazard; risk; imperil:
He jeopardized his life every time he dived from the tower.
Also, especially British, jeopardise.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; jeopard(y) + -ize
Related forms
rejeopardize, verb (used with object), rejeopardized, rejeopardizing.
unjeopardized, adjective
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Examples for jeopardized
  • Never mind that the graduation requirements for hundreds of students are jeopardized.
  • If they remain undiagnosed, their ability to complete their studies could be jeopardized.
  • On one hand, this case shows that people are standing up to fight for their rights when having a clean environment is jeopardized.
  • Unless the people you are working with are competent, qualified and ethical, the whole process is jeopardized.
  • Denying access to agents has significantly jeopardized security along the border.
British Dictionary definitions for jeopardized

jeopardize

/ˈdʒɛpəˌdaɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to risk; hazard he jeopardized his job by being persistently unpunctual
2.
to put in danger; imperil
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