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tr.v. im·per·iled, im·per·il·ing, im·per·ils or im·per·illed or im·per·il·ling
To expose to peril. See Synonyms at endanger.

im·per′il·ment n.
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Exposure to possible harm, loss, or injury:
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Unfortunately we have new elected functionaries that have been non-functioning for months to the imperilment of the local people.
Professor Tim Naish (Antarctic Research Centre) reminded the audience of the melting of the Greenland ice sheet, the imperilment of the ice shelf of the Thwaites Glacier and all the other very real concerns that exist at both poles because of climate change and humanity's insensitivity to the impact of their actions.
Forest Service, who notes that altered fire regimes have contributed to the imperilment of the shortleaf pine forest, which once covered much of the eastern half of the United States, from New Jersey to Florida and west to Oklahoma.
If, however, MPs freely decide in the course of exercising their mandate to leave the political structure that has endorsed them during the election period and whose members they are, in the absence of any element of constraint or external pressure on them in the sense of expressing certain votes and political opinions, hence in the absence of any imperilment to the freedom to exercise the representative mandate whose legal protection is ensured by the principle of the non-imperative mandate, their mandate must automatically cease.
Second, the impact does not just involve increased reputational imperilment.
Causes for freshwater fish imperilment in the United States have been reported as, but not limited to, water diversion (percentage of listed species whose decline was caused by a respective alteration; 73%), invasive species (49%), pollution (49%), and agricultural activities (41%; Miller-Reed and Czech, 2005; Hoagstrom et al.
It seems evident that all parties put their views forward forcefully, but in the spirit of the League, the differences, though still real, were not turned into the sort of confrontation which would have outside pundits crowing happily about fatal divisions and the imperilment of the Arab League itself.
NOI also used the devaluation and imperilment of black life in the afterlife of slavery as an ontological condition for producing a positive black ontology and history.
Nature Serve Ranks (also called Natural Heritage Ranks) is a means of ranking the relative imperilment of species of plants and animals on a global, national and state level (Stein 2002 and Faber-Langendoen et al.
As a result, we become, in effect, what Oates might term imaginative participants in the shaping of Frannie's character, and are thus acutely sensitive to her ensuing anxieties and imperilment.
suspect denigrated caste and imperilment of foreign policy interests.