Jeopardize (verb)

  1. To put at risk or in danger.
  2. To expose to the possibility of loss or injury.


Mid 17th century (in the sense "place in danger"): from french mettre en jeu "put at stake", from jeu "game".


  1. The delay jeopardized the entire project.
  2. His reckless driving jeopardized the safety of other drivers.
  3. The company's financial troubles jeopardized its future.
  4. The strike jeopardized the delivery of goods.
  5. The new policy jeopardized the jobs of many employees.
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