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Jeopardize   /dʒˈɛpərdˌaɪz/   Listen

(past & past part. jeopardized; pres. part. jeopardizing)
Pose a threat to; present a danger to.  Synonyms: endanger, imperil, jeopardise, menace, peril, threaten.
Put at risk.  Synonyms: adventure, hazard, stake, venture.

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"Jeopardize" Quotes from Famous Books

... intimidation could compass. And here, in this sequestered spot, out of the world, as it were, among the remnant of an Indian tribe, of a peculiarly secluded life, of a strange archaic speech and an isolated interest, was craftily hidden the long-lost child. Any ill-considered remark might even yet jeopardize his restoration, might result in his withdrawal, sequestered anew and inaccessible. Julian Bayne became poignantly mindful of precaution. He affected to write down the Cherokee words as the interpreter and the old sibyl discussed them, but his pencil trembled so that he could hardly fashion ...
— The Ordeal - A Mountain Romance of Tennessee • Charles Egbert Craddock

... error. Truth causes sin to betray itself, and sets upon 542:9 error the mark of the beast. Even the disposition to excuse guilt or to conceal it is punished. The avoidance of justice and the denial of truth tend to perpetuate sin, 542:12 invoke crime, jeopardize self-control, and ...
— Science and Health With Key to the Scriptures • Mary Baker Eddy

... Rumania, who maintained a puzzling position, and the probable surprises that her "friendly" Turkey has in store, and on the other by the explicit and general unwillingness of the Bulgarian people to jeopardize its existence through adventurous actions that are so contrary to its national character and sentiments. The result of these contradictory inclinations and influences is shown in our present political weakness, which I am afraid will be fruitless ...
— Current History, A Monthly Magazine - The European War, March 1915 • New York Times

... sure that nothing serious was going on in his army; however as he knew that several generals and colonels had engaged in some thoughtless talk, he resolved to put an end to this sort of thing. As he did not wish to jeopardize the career of those officers to whom he intended to deliver a rebuke, he thought it would be best if his words were carried by an aide-de-camp, and he chose to take me into his confidence for ...
— The Memoirs of General the Baron de Marbot, Translated by - Oliver C. Colt • Baron de Marbot

... to mystify you," he added, "but the presence of any one else might jeopardize my plan. I don't expect to ...
— The Devil Doctor • Sax Rohmer

... declaration under paragraph (1) is used, the document containing the declaration shall state that willful false statements are punishable by fine or imprisonment, or both, pursuant to section 1001 of title 18, and may jeopardize the validity of the application or document ...
— Copyright Law of the United States of America and Related Laws Contained in Title 17 of the United States Code, Circular 92 • Library of Congress. Copyright Office.

... sent against them; when, finally, fleets led on principles of tactics as skilful as they were timid, a tactics which will predominate a century later during the whole war of American Independence, when these fleets, in order not to jeopardize the perfect regularity of their order of battle, will avoid coming to close quarters, and will leave to the cannon alone to decide the ...
— The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783 • A. T. Mahan

... him he telegraphed and packed. This was business. He was not a man to lose time when it came to business; nor was he a man to jeopardize a chance by neglecting to be amiable. He met his wife perfectly amiably, aware that amiability under such circumstances was wisdom. Besides, he actually felt amiable—very. For once, Lotty was really helping him. He kissed her affectionately on getting out of Beppo's fly, ...
— The Enchanted April • Elizabeth von Arnim

... remain others which are not deprived of every means of defence. Let a movement take place in the mass; and the egg, shifted from the upper layer, will tumble into a pitfall of legs and mandibles. The least thing is enough to jeopardize its existence; and this least thing has every chance of being brought about in the disordered heap of caterpillars. The egg, a tiny cylinder, transparent as crystal, is extremely delicate: a touch withers it, the ...
— The Wonders of Instinct • J. H. Fabre

Words linked to "Jeopardize" :   exist, lay on the line, be, jeopardy, peril, risk, put on the line

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