endanger

verb en·dan·ger \ in-ˈdān-jər , en- \
|Updated on: 10 Aug 2018

Definition of endanger

endangered; endangering play \in-ˈdānj-riŋ, -ˈdān-jə-, en-\
: to bring into danger or peril
  • recklessly endangering innocent lives
: to create a dangerous situation
  • driving to endanger

endangerment

play \in-ˈdān-jər-mənt, en-\ noun

Examples of endanger in a Sentence

  1. Parents feared that the dog could endanger their children.

  2. The severe drought has endangered crops throughout the area.

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First Known Use of endanger

1964

in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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ENDANGER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of endanger for English Language Learners

  • : to cause (someone or something) to be in a dangerous place or situation


ENDANGER Defined for Kids

endanger

verb en·dan·ger \ in-ˈdān-jər \

Definition of endanger for Students

endangered; endangering
: to expose to possible harm : risk

Law Dictionary

endanger

transitive verb en·dan·ger

legal Definition of endanger

: to bring into danger or peril
: to create a dangerous situation
  • charged with driving to endanger


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