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risk

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of risk

  1. 1 something that may cause injury or harm <mountain climbing is a risk, but the thrill and challenge are worth it> Synonyms hazard, imminence, menace, peril, pitfall, danger, threat, troubleRelated Words snare, trap; booby trapNear Antonyms guard, protection, safeguard, shield, ward; asylum, harbor, haven, refuge, retreat, shelter

  2. 2 the state of not being protected from injury, harm, or evil <children living in poverty are considered at risk for a number of medical and developmental problems> Synonyms distress, endangerment, harm's way, imperilment, jeopardy, peril, danger, troubleRelated Words exposure, liability, openness, vulnerability; precariousness, threat; susceptibility, susceptibleness; defenselessness, helplessness, weaknessNear Antonyms preservation, salvation; defense, protection; exemption, immunity, impunity, inviolability, invulnerabilityAntonyms safeness, safety, secureness, security




risk

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of risk

  1. 1 to take a chance on <Colette didn't want to risk running out of food for her party, so she bought twice what she thought she would actually need> Synonyms adventure, chance, gamble (on), hazard, tempt, venture Related Words beard, brave, brazen, breast, challenge, confront, dare, defy, face, outbrave; compromise, endanger, imperil, jeopardize, menace; expose, subject; bet (on), wager Phrases run the risk of

  2. 2 to place in danger <we refuse to risk our life savings on this investment scheme> Synonyms adventure, compromise, gamble (with), hazard, imperil, jeopard, jeopardize, menace, peril, endanger, ventureRelated Words intimidate, threaten; expose; subject; chance, wagerNear Antonyms guard, protect, shelter, shield; preserve, resume, save




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