Definition of jeopardize in English:

jeopardize

(also jeopardise)

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Put (someone or something) into a situation in which there is a danger of loss, harm, or failure.

    ‘a devaluation of the dollar would jeopardize New York's position as a financial centre’
    • ‘They have to ensure contracts for services are completed in time because failure could jeopardise the award.’
    • ‘Vaccination has a potential role in disease and epidemic management, at the risk of jeopardizing the trade status of a country.’
    • ‘The compromised microcirculation further jeopardizes the survival of pneumocytes and culminates in emphysema.’
    • ‘Then we risk jeopardising the success of this initiative by rushing the appointments of key staff.’
    • ‘Obviously you want openness about danger, but not anything that would jeopardize security.’
    • ‘Conservatives' failure to back this project initially jeopardised the commitment of the business community.’
    • ‘Asked on Wednesday night if the loss to Northern Ireland might jeopardise his position, he said he would not resign.’
    • ‘Failure to provide this information to your insurer could jeopardize claims for damage or theft.’
    • ‘However, these negotiations are sensitive and to reveal more of their details would risk jeopardising their outcome.’
    • ‘Beckham's ego, in contrast, is in danger of undermining and jeopardising England's potential as a team.’
    • ‘They also tell him that he can never leave, since that risks jeopardizing the setup for them all.’
    • ‘The loss of 30 tons of salt isn't likely to jeopardize road safety on the North Shore, Dean said.’
    • ‘They seriously risk jeopardizing their careers if they attempt to work purely in the intelligence field.’
    • ‘The 1973 oil crisis and political changes within member states threatened to jeopardize agreement on regional policy.’
    • ‘Is it selfish to seek for personal justice if it risks jeopardising the delicate work of the democratic movement?’
    • ‘No one wants to put their finest athletes at risk and this would jeopardize lives.’
    • ‘Compromising these standards could jeopardize the health of restaurant customers and staff.’
    • ‘These orders must be followed to the letter, Recin, or we risk jeopardizing the mission.’
    • ‘It also plunders natural resources, imperils posterity, and jeopardizes self determination.’
    • ‘Such damage could jeopardize the transmission of the priceless science data to the Earth.’
    threaten, endanger, imperil, menace, risk, put at risk, expose to risk, put in danger, expose to danger, put in jeopardy, put on the line
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Pronunciation

jeopardize

/ˈdʒɛpədʌɪz/