Definitions

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

  • transitive verb To expose to loss or injury; imperil. synonym: endanger.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To jeopard. Also spelled jeopardise.

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

  • transitive verb To expose to loss or injury; to risk.

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

  • verb To put in jeopardy, to threaten.

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

  • verb pose a threat to; present a danger to
  • verb put at risk

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Many insisted that such a plan would demoralize soldiers and "jeopardize" the "moral character of the country"; one even threatened to desert.

    Miss Yourlovin: GIs, Gender, and Domesticity during World War II

  • The Endangered Species Act, signed into law in 1973, requires federal agencies contemplating an action that could "jeopardize" listed species consult with either the Fish

    The Olympian Online -- YahooNews

  • WASHINGTON - France will not give up its nuclear weapons, because doing so would "jeopardize" its security, President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Monday as global leaders gathered for a summit on nuclear security.

    Khaleej Times : UAE News

  • Seniors: : The President's own Medicare Actuary projects that the record-breaking payment reductions due to hit hospitals, home health agencies and nursing homes will make 15 percent of these providers unprofitable and possibly "jeopardize" seniors' access to care.

    Israelated - English Israel blogs

  • Seniors: : The President's own Medicare Actuary projects that the record-breaking payment reductions due to hit hospitals, home health agencies and nursing homes will make 15 percent of these providers unprofitable and possibly "jeopardize" seniors' access to care.

    Israelated - English Israel blogs

  • The Endangered Species Act, which was signed into law in 1973, requires federal agencies that are contemplating any action that could "jeopardize" listed species to consult with the

    TheState.com: Homepage

  • Quoting from the Code of Federal Regulations, Cummings and Siegel explain that "jeopardize" means "to engage in an action that reasonably would be expected, directly or indirectly, to reduce appreciably the likelihood of both the survival and recovery of a listed species in the wild by reducing the reproduction, numbers or distribution of that species."

    Planet Gore

  • - After Tuesday's equity euphoria, European dealers noting comments from IMF in which slow action of banks in advanced economies could 'jeopardize' expected economic recovery in

    FXstreet.com

  • Revaluing yuan now would 'jeopardize' recovery: US expert

    WN.com - Articles related to UK prime minister calls for Chinese investment

  • House and Senate bills on transmission siting "jeopardize" the East Coast's wind power industry, 10 governors from mid-Atlantic and New England states said in a letter to congressional leaders yesterday.

    Center for American Progress Action Fund

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  • Oh good grief, I've just discovered I had a huge mind-blank on how to spell this. Then as soon as I worked it out and thought "oh, it's like leopard!" I promptly forgot how to spell leopard.

    November 25, 2008

  • It's easy if you mispronounce leopard the way we Italians do.

    November 25, 2008

  • The Lord is my sheopard; I shall not spell.

    November 25, 2008

  • I assume that an acceptable synonym for the quality of being a giraffe, i.e. giraffitude would be cameleopardy.

    November 25, 2008

  • I was editing a text this morning in which someone (with a Ph.D.) spelled this word "jepordize."

    November 26, 2008

  • So the Ph.D. was not in spelling.

    November 26, 2008

  • I like my eggs salt and peopard.

    Can you get leper'd leopards?

    November 26, 2008