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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. risk

    Danger is exposure to possible evil, which may be either near and probable or remote and doubtful; peril is exposure to imminent and sharply threatening evil, especially to such as results from violence. An invalid may be in danger of consumption; a disarmed soldier is in peril of death. Jeopardy is nearly the same as peril, but involves, like risk, more of the element of chance or uncertainty; a man tried upon a capital charge is said to be put in jeopardy of life. Insecurity is a feeble word, but exceedingly broad, applying to the placing of a dish, or the possibilities of a life, a fortune, or a government. Compare HAZARD.

    danger, hazard, insecurity, jeopardy, peril

    defense, immunity, protection, safeguard, safety, security, shelter

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. risknoun

    hazard, danger, peril, exposure, jeopardy

    safety, security, insurance, protection, prophylactic

  2. riskverb

    hazard, peril, jeopard, venture, stake

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hazard, jeopardy, peril, risk, endangermentnoun

    a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune

    "drinking alcohol is a health hazard"

    luck, jeopardy, chance, peril, fortune, riskiness, risk of infection, risk of exposure, hazard, danger, endangerment

  2. risk, peril, dangernoun

    a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury

    "he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime"; "there was a danger he would do the wrong thing"

    jeopardy, risk of infection, peril, riskiness, risk of exposure, hazard, danger, endangerment

  3. risk, risk of infectionnoun

    the probability of becoming infected given that exposure to an infectious agent has occurred

    jeopardy, risk of infection, peril, risk of exposure, hazard, danger, endangerment

  4. risk, risk of exposureverb

    the probability of being exposed to an infectious agent

    jeopardy, risk of infection, peril, risk of exposure, hazard, danger, endangerment

  5. risk, put on the line, lay on the lineverb

    expose to a chance of loss or damage

    "We risked losing a lot of money in this venture"; "Why risk your life?"; "She laid her job on the line when she told the boss that he was wrong"

    chance, lay on the line, gamble, hazard, take a chance, take chances, put on the line, adventure, run a risk

  6. gamble, chance, risk, hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chanceverb

    take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome

    "When you buy these stocks you are gambling"

    pretend, encounter, happen, guess, run a risk, chance, gamble, bump, adventure, venture, hazard, jeopardize, stake, take chances, find, take a chance, put on the line, lay on the line

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. risknoun

    danger, hazard, jeopardy, peril, chance, venture

  2. riskverb

    hazard, peril, endanger, stake, jeopard, venture, jeopardize, put in peril, put to hazard, expose to danger

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. risknoun

    unsafety, danger, peril, jeopardy, hazard, imperilment

  2. riskverb

    hazard, endanger, peril, imperil, jeopard, jeopardize

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How to use risk in a sentence?

  1. Brett Giroir:

    This will be able to tell you, have you had White House, are you likely immune to White House, and are you really likely very safe to go back to work and not risk exposing other people.

  2. German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel:

    To give up open borders would be a gigantic step backwards in European history, with Greece, there is the risk of losing money. But now Europe is at risk of losing its decency.

  3. Brandon Auerbach:

    I share the concern that 100% fruit juices have a lot of sugar, even though it's naturally occurring sugar, there are other health concerns about drinking 100% fruit juice, besides weight gain, especially related to risk of cavities and risk of future metabolic syndrome or diabetes.

  4. George Strietmann:

    They may not be completely safe, but I think there is less risk with the device companies than with the big biotech and pharma companies.

  5. Theodore Johnson:

    Older black voters tend to be more pragmatic, wanting to protect gains that have been realized to date, younger voters tend to be more ideological and open to disruption and are less risk-averse.

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