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jeopardize (v.)

1640s, from jeopardy + -ize. Related: Jeopardized; jeopardizing. As a verb, Middle English used simple jeopard (late 14c.), a back-formation from jeopardy.

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Definitions of jeopardize from WordNet

jeopardize (v.)
pose a threat to; present a danger to;
jeopardize (v.)
put at risk;
Synonyms: venture / hazard / adventure / stake
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