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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
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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.
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imperil

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

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

verb
To subject to danger or destruction:
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Translations

imperil

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

[ɪmˈpɛrəl] vtmettre en péril
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imperil

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imperil

[ɪmˈpɛrɪl] vt (frm) → mettere in pericolo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

imperil

v. poner en peligro, arriesgar, hacer daño.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in classic literature ?
The Creole woman does not take any chances which may be avoided of imperiling her health.
The doctor, ordinarily the most mellifluous and self-possessed of men, flew into a violent, roaring, cursing passion, on this occasion--declared that I was imperiling the honor and standing of the family--insisted on my never drawing another caricature, either for public or private purposes, as long as I lived; and ordered me to go forthwith and ask pardon of Lady Malkinshaw in the humblest terms that it was possible to select.
He instanced his own wife and children whose existence forbade his imperiling