Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To expose to harm or danger; imperil.
  • transitive verb To threaten with extinction.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To bring into danger or peril; expose to loss or injury.
  • To put within the danger (of); bring within the power (of).
  • To incur the hazard of; cause or run the risk of.
  • Synonyms To hazard, risk, peril, imperil, jeopard.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To put to hazard; to bring into danger or peril; to expose to loss or injury.
  • transitive verb obsolete To incur the hazard of; to risk.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To put (someone or something) in danger; to risk causing harm to.
  • verb obsolete, transitive To incur the hazard of; to risk; to run the risk of.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb pose a threat to; present a danger to
  • verb put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position

Etymologies

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Examples

  • And when they had taken security of Jason and of the other -- "the others" -- probably making them deposit a money pledge that the preachers should not again endanger the public peace.

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  • Israel’s refusal to accept this accommodation keeps the conflict alive and will in the longer term endanger its very existence, let alone complicating life for the rest of us and making it much more dangerous.

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  • The tepid reaction to the foreclosure crisis has sure felt that way -- apparently we can't freeze foreclosures or do much to help homeowners because it might "endanger" the banks.

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  • Separately, the Environmental Protection Agency is on track to declare that greenhouse-gas emissions from automobiles "endanger" health and welfare.

    Tricky Course Lies Ahead for Browner on the Environment

  • In addition to the question of whether to let states regulate greenhouse-gas emissions, Mr. Obama's administration is bound by a 2007 Supreme Court decision to determine whether greenhouse-gas emissions "endanger" public health or welfare, the legal trigger for regulating them under the federal Clean Air Act. Technically, both decisions will fall to the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Lisa Jackson.

    Emissions Fight Squeezes Obama

  • Under a 2007 Supreme Court decision, Mr. Obama's administration must determine whether greenhouse-gas emissions "endanger" public health or welfare, the legal trigger for regulating them under the federal Clean Air Act. Technically, both decisions will fall to the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Lisa Jackson.

    Obama Moves to Let States Set Own Rules on Emissions

  • Under a 2007 Supreme Court decision, Mr. Obama's administration must also determine whether greenhouse-gas emissions "endanger" public health or welfare, the legal trigger for regulating them under the federal Clean Air Act. Business groups, led by the National Association of Manufacturers and the U.S.

    Obama's EPA Move Likely to Spur Fight

  • Mr. Johnson's agency is weighing whether greenhouse-gas emissions "endanger" public health or welfare.

    EPA Chief Makes Political Target

  • Will the Bush administration decide that greenhouse-gas emissions -- including carbon dioxide pumped out the tailpipes of cars -- "endanger" public health or welfare?

    EPA Chief Makes Political Target

  • Ms. Browner also has called for letting the EPA reconsider whether greenhouse gases "endanger" health or welfare -- the legal trigger for regulating them under the Clean Air Act. The EPA last year tentatively concluded that such emissions do endanger welfare, but later opted not to make the finding official.

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