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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"

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Synonyms:
    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

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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.

    Synonyms:
    danger, hazard, insecurity, jeopardy, peril

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. risk(n)

    Synonyms:
    hazard, danger, peril, exposure, jeopardy

    Antonyms:
    safety, security, insurance, protection, prophylactic

  2. risk(v)

    Synonyms:
    hazard, peril, jeopard, venture, stake

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. risk(n.)

    Synonyms:
    danger, hazard, jeopardy, peril, chance, venture

  2. risk(v. a.)

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

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Alex
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Daniel
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Karen
Karen
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Veena
Veena
Indian

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