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 Dictionary entry overview: What does jeopardize mean? 

  The verb JEOPARDIZE has 2 senses:

1. pose a threat to; present a danger to
2. put at risk

  Familiarity information: JEOPARDIZE used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1jeopardize [BACK TO TOP]


Pose a threat to; present a danger to

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations


peril; menace; jeopardize; jeopardise; imperil; endanger; threaten

Context example:

The pollution is endangering the crops

Hypernyms (to "jeopardize" is one way to...):

be; exist (have an existence, be extant)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something

Sentence example:

They jeopardize the animals

Sense 2jeopardize [BACK TO TOP]


Put at risk

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events


stake; adventure; hazard; jeopardize; venture

Context example:

I will stake my good reputation for this

Hypernyms (to "jeopardize" is one way to...):

lay on the line; put on the line; risk (expose to a chance of loss or damage)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

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