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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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  1. Alex Spyropoulos:

    You have as much risk of getting struck by lightning as you have of getting one of these rare blood clots.

  2. Liang Jianwei:

    When a lot of people stop to watch, the risk of stampedes increases.

  3. Philippe Gudin:

    We still expect at least a partial compromise to be reached soon, possibly this week, but the risk of an accident is higher than ever.

  4. Richard Benjamin:

    That risk is always going to be there. People who donate blood within two weeks of exposure always will be missed by testing.

  5. David Llewellyn:

    Some people believe it's inevitable they'll develop dementia because of their genetics, (But) you may be able to substantially reduce your dementia risk by living a healthy lifestyle.

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