Definition of jeopardize in English:

jeopardize

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

jeopardize

/ˈjepərˌdīz/