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Synonyms for risk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hazard, jeopardy, peril, risk, endangerment(noun)

    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, danger(noun)

    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 infection(noun)

    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 exposure(verb)

    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 line(verb)

    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 chance(verb)

    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

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. risk(n)

    hazard, danger, peril, exposure, jeopardy

    safety, security, insurance, protection, prophylactic

  2. risk(v)

    hazard, peril, jeopard, venture, stake

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. risk(n.)

    danger, hazard, jeopardy, peril, chance, venture

  2. risk(v. a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. risk(n)

    unsafety, danger, peril, jeopardy, hazard, imperilment

  2. risk(v)

    hazard, endanger, peril, imperil, jeopard, jeopardize

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How to use risk in a sentence?

  1. Sebastien Imbourg:

    We had some areas at red and now at amber, there are areas where we need to work ... but red spots which risk the entry to service of the (LEAP) 1A? No.

  2. Ian Sams:

    Senator Harris fought hard on behalf of California homeowners, and she secured the largest settlement of any attorney general in America, it was a big risk to press the banks even further for a larger settlement, but she had the conviction to do it and the toughness to win that fight.

  3. Michael Valentine:

    Over the past five years, we've learned even more about new treatment options and which patients may benefit from them, by providing a treatment roadmap for clinicians, we are giving them the tools to help their patients understand and manage their risk and live longer, healthier lives.

  4. Pierre Corneille:

    To win without risk is to triumph without glory.

  5. Antony Jenkins:

    The risk is that incumbents will be pushed into this utility, capital-heavy role that we've seen in other industries like telecoms. Ultimately, that will become intolerable to shareholders, so we could see consolidation and mergers.

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