Definitions for: Jeopardize


[v] put at risk; "I will stake my good reputation for this"
[v] pose a threat to; present a danger to; "The pollution is endangering the crops"



Webster (1913) Definition: Jeop"ard*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Jeopardized; p.
pr. & vb. n. Jeopardizing.]
To expose to loss or injury; to risk; to jeopard.

That he should jeopardize his willful head Only for
spite at me. --H. Taylor.

Synonyms: adventure, endanger, hazard, imperil, jeopardise, menace, peril, stake, threaten, venture

See Also: be, exist, lay on the line, put on the line, risk




Famous Quotes Containing Jeopardize:


Our men and women in uniform put their lives on the line for our nation every day; they should not have to jeopardize their financial well-being as well.

-- Mark Pryor (American Politician)

If we guarantee employment for some, we jeopardize employment for everyone.

-- Albert Dunlap ( Businessman)

The President's proposed privatization plan would jeopardize that security by cutting guaranteed benefits for future retirees and endangering the benefits of current retirees, people with disabilities, and children who have lost a parent.

-- Chaka Fattah (American Politician)

I couldn't be in a relationship and behave like somebody else or pretend I felt something I didn't feel. And that includes saying things I thought might jeopardize the relationship.

-- Kenny Loggins (American Musician)

I would never jeopardize classified information to be brought out to the public. This information is all open source. There is no reason to worry about classification. It is simply an attempt by bureaucrats to cover their rear ends.

-- Curt Weldon (American Politician)

You have to risk failure to succeed. The important thing is not to make one single mistake that will jeopardize the future.

-- An Wang (American Businessman)

Our community in North Texas is fortunate to have two thriving airports. We serve millions of satisfied customers and employ hundreds of thousands of North Texans. We should not jeopardize that which is working well already.

-- Michael Burgess (British Celebrity)

The Masters is a very important tournament. You don't want to jeopardize your chances. The sponsors understand that.

-- Stuart Appleby (Australian Athlete)


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