imperil


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imperil

risk, jeopardize, hazard, chance; to put in peril or danger: imperil the safe outcome of an action
Not to be confused with:
imperial – relating to an empire, emperor, or empress: an imperial ruler; regal; outstanding in quality
imperious – tyrannical; despotic; arrogant; dictatorial; overbearing: behaving in an imperious way; urgent; imperative: an imperious requirement

im·per·il

 (ĭm-pĕr′əl)
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.

imperil

(ɪmˈpɛrɪl)
vb, -rils, -rilling or -rilled, -rils, -riling or -riled
(tr) to place in danger or jeopardy; endanger
imˈperilment n

im•per•il

(ɪmˈpɛr əl)

v.t. -iled, -il•ing (esp. Brit.) -illed, -il•ling.
to put in peril; endanger.
[1590–1600]
im•per′il•ment, n.

imperil


Past participle: imperilled
Gerund: imperilling

Imperative
imperil
imperil
Present
I imperil
you imperil
he/she/it imperils
we imperil
you imperil
they imperil
Preterite
I imperilled
you imperilled
he/she/it imperilled
we imperilled
you imperilled
they imperilled
Present Continuous
I am imperilling
you are imperilling
he/she/it is imperilling
we are imperilling
you are imperilling
they are imperilling
Present Perfect
I have imperilled
you have imperilled
he/she/it has imperilled
we have imperilled
you have imperilled
they have imperilled
Past Continuous
I was imperilling
you were imperilling
he/she/it was imperilling
we were imperilling
you were imperilling
they were imperilling
Past Perfect
I had imperilled
you had imperilled
he/she/it had imperilled
we had imperilled
you had imperilled
they had imperilled
Future
I will imperil
you will imperil
he/she/it will imperil
we will imperil
you will imperil
they will imperil
Future Perfect
I will have imperilled
you will have imperilled
he/she/it will have imperilled
we will have imperilled
you will have imperilled
they will have imperilled
Future Continuous
I will be imperilling
you will be imperilling
he/she/it will be imperilling
we will be imperilling
you will be imperilling
they will be imperilling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been imperilling
you have been imperilling
he/she/it has been imperilling
we have been imperilling
you have been imperilling
they have been imperilling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been imperilling
you will have been imperilling
he/she/it will have been imperilling
we will have been imperilling
you will have been imperilling
they will have been imperilling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been imperilling
you had been imperilling
he/she/it had been imperilling
we had been imperilling
you had been imperilling
they had been imperilling
Conditional
I would imperil
you would imperil
he/she/it would imperil
we would imperil
you would imperil
they would imperil
Past Conditional
I would have imperilled
you would have imperilled
he/she/it would have imperilled
we would have imperilled
you would have imperilled
they would have imperilled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.imperil - pose a threat toimperil - pose a threat to; present a danger to; "The pollution is endangering the crops"
exist, be - have an existence, be extant; "Is there a God?"

imperil

verb endanger, risk, hazard, jeopardize You imperilled the lives of other road users with your driving.
protect, guard, safeguard, secure, care for

imperil

verb
To subject to danger or destruction:
Translations

imperil

[ɪmˈperɪl] VT (frm) → arriesgar, poner en peligro

imperil

[ɪmˈpɛrəl] vtmettre en péril

imperil

imperil

[ɪmˈpɛrɪl] vt (frm) → mettere in pericolo

imperil

v. poner en peligro, arriesgar, hacer daño.
References in classic literature ?
Fogg was, it is true, twenty-four hours behind his time; but this could not seriously imperil the remainder of his tour.
Lorry when business hours came round, was this:--that he had no right to imperil Tellson's by sheltering the wife of an emigrant prisoner under the Bank roof, His own possessions, safety, life, he would have hazarded for Lucie and her child, without a moment's demur; but the great trust he held was not his own, and as to that business charge he was a strict man of business.
Yet the Abbot Berghersh was a man of too firm a grain to allow one bold outbreak to imperil the settled order of his great household.
What had tempted her to imperil both of their lives?
Or did he realize the courageous unselfishness that had prompted Tarzan to rush to the rescue and imperil his life for Teeka's balu--for Taug's little balu?
The memory of the old days when you freely bade me sup and dine would spur me on, even if three of the bravest lads in all the shire were not imperiled. Trust to me, good woman!"
Bagnet eating a most severe quantity of the delicacies before her; and as that good old girl would not cause him a moment's disappointment on any day, least of all on such a day, for any consideration, she imperils her digestion fearfully.
She also feared the extradition bill would imperil 'the strong U.S.-Hong Kong relationship that has flourished for two decades.'
He said that these resulted 'in delayed services to the people, the seeming impunity of criminals to do their nefarious trade, the onerous contract entered into by the government that prohibited it from performing government action protective of the interest of the people, the NPA's attacks and ambushes of military and PNP personnel and local government units and their continuing extortion activities, the continuing threat of terrorists that endangers the security of the state and other acts of its enemies that imperil the safety of the nation.'
Summary: China has rightly called for 'restraint' as it knows a full-blown war would imperil the entire region.
ISLAMABAD -- The Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party headed by illegally detained Hurriyat leader, Shabbir Ahmad Shah has warned that unrealistic approach of India towards the long-pending Kashmir dispute can imperil peace and stability in the South Asian region.