Definition of endanger in English:



  • Put (someone or something) at risk or in danger.

    ‘he was driving in a manner likely to endanger life’
    • ‘The task force wanted to address the problem that arises in certain instances when a patient threatens or endangers a psychologist.’
    • ‘Still, many Japanese have criticised the mission, saying it unnecessarily endangers lives and violates the country's pacifist constitution.’
    • ‘Corporate control endangers every aspect of our lives already.’
    • ‘In pursuit of empire abroad, it endangers the Republic at home.’
    • ‘Pollution is not only the biggest threat to human health and livelihood; it also endangers marine life.’
    • ‘The conservationists argue the vehicles endanger life and damage flora and fauna.’
    • ‘It's just not worth the risk of breaking an axle or burning a clutch and endangering other folks.’
    • ‘Your eyes are much too valuable to risk endangering them so make sure you don't forget.’
    • ‘Some have suggested that the controversy endangers the brothers' lives.’
    • ‘Moreover, as Hugh explains, the statement endangers American lives by providing powerful propaganda to our enemies.’
    • ‘They emphasise that it is the mental distraction afforded by a mobile phone, rather than the physical act of using it, which endangers the driver and any cars nearby.’
    • ‘But creating chaos that endangers public safety is not a civil liberty.’
    • ‘Why change direction now and risk endangering Smith's achievement in Dundee, one of Scotland's few successes?’
    • ‘Revealing classified information is illegal, alerts our enemies, and endangers our country.’
    • ‘By their nature, these risks potentially can endanger all forms of life on the planet.’
    • ‘Would even you take the risk of endangering the lives of both Peter and Erin, our friends?’
    • ‘The third policy is to take every reasonable precaution not to harm or endanger life, either human or non-human.’
    • ‘It has been criticised for endangering the broad popularity of the game and risking losing the attention of youngsters.’
    • ‘Section 367 requires that machinery not be started or operated if doing so endangers the operator or another worker.’
    • ‘He had earlier been found not guilty on charges of damaging an aircraft so as to endanger its safety in flight.’
    • ‘It breaks my heart that anyone could truly believe that Michael would do anything to harm or endanger our children.’
    imperil, jeopardize, risk, put at risk, put in danger, expose to danger, put in jeopardy, leave vulnerable, put someone's life on the line
    threaten, pose a threat to, be a danger to, be detrimental to, damage, injure, harm, do harm to
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