jeopardize jeopardize  /ˈdʒɛ pər ˌdaɪz/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. McCain also promises to jeopardize the financial security of Florida seniors by privatizing Social Security.
  2. We are winning there and his proposals would jeopardize the fragility of the success we've achieved.
  3. Its continuation, he warned, would jeopardize British national interests.

News

  1. Florida again leads in home foreclosures

    But filings won't jeopardize housing recovery, RealtyTrac says Florida and South Florida returned to the top of the nation's foreclosure rankings in May, but that probably isn't as bad as it sounds, RealtyTrac Inc. says.        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Sun-Sentinel

  2. Sunshine State again leads in foreclosures

    But filings won't jeopardize housing recovery, RealtyTrac says Florida and South Florida returned to the top of the nation's foreclosure rankings in May, but that probably isn't as bad as it sounds, RealtyTrac Inc. says.        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Sun-Sentinel

  3. Request could jeopardize long-awaited traffic light

    The push for a traffic light at a deadly intersection hit a snag in Cape Coral. County commissioners already green-lighted the project; but one business' request could jeopardize the light.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: NBC 2 Fort Myers

Quotes

  1. Banking regulators have observed that "poorly designed compensation policies can create perverse incentives that can ultimately jeopardize the health of the banking organization," Bernanke told a meeting of smaller "community" banks.
    on Mar 20, 2009 By: Ben Bernanke Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Any further drawdown will be based on conditions on the ground and the recommendations of our commanders and they must not jeopardize the hard-fought gains our troops and civilians have made over the past year," Mr. Bush said.
    on Mar 19, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Voice of America

  3. "When you stay behind in the face of a warning, not only do you jeopardize yourself, you put the first responders at risk as well," Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said.
    on Sep 13, 2008 By: Michael Chertoff Source: Knoxville News Sentinel

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