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
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.
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