Definitions for: Endanger


[v] put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
[v] pose a threat to; present a danger to; "The pollution is endangering the crops"



Webster (1913) Definition: En*dan"ger, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Endangered; p. pr.
& vb. n. Endangering.]
1. To put to hazard; to bring into danger or peril; to expose
to loss or injury; as, to endanger life or peace.

All the other difficulties of his reign only
exercised without endangering him. --Burke.

2. To incur the hazard of; to risk. [Obs.]

He that turneth the humors back . . . endangereth
malign ulcers. --Bacon.

Synonyms: expose, imperil, jeopardise, jeopardize, menace, peril, peril, queer, scupper, threaten

See Also: affect, be, bear on, bear upon, compromise, exist, impact, subject, touch, touch on

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