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endanger | endangered

endanger endangered endangering
put at risk or in danger
  • How to Memorize
    • endanger - risk
  • Analysis

    To ‘endanger’ means to put somebody or something in a situation where they could be harmed, damaged, or destroyed. It can be done accidentally or deliberately. By extension, the term is also used to refer to animals that are threatened with extinction.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Synonymsjeopardizeimperil, compromise,
    Antonymssalvagesafeguard, protect,
  • Example(s)
    1. There are fears that the recent outbreak of violence in the region could endanger the ongoing peace talks.

    2. The organization was founded to protect endangered species from extinction.

    3. The hospital was accused of endangering lives with their poor standard of hygiene.