endanger
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /ənˈdeɪndʒɚ/
  • (RP) IPA: /ənˈdeɪndʒə/
Verb

endanger (endangers, present participle endangering; past and past participle endangered)

  1. (transitive) To put (someone or something) in danger; to risk causing harm to.
    • 1593, William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona
      I hold him but a fool that will endanger / His body [in a duel] for a girl that loves him not
    • All the other difficulties of his reign only exercised without endangering him.
    • 1877, Louisa May Alcott, Under the Lilacs
      If you endanger other people's life and liberty in your pursuit of happiness, I shall have to confiscate your arms, boys.
  2. (obsolete, transitive) To incur the hazard of; to risk; to run the risk of.
    • 1625, Francis Bacon, Of Seditions and Troubles
      He that turneth the humours back […] endangereth malign ulcers.
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