Definition of endanger in English:



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

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