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Examples of jeopardize in a Sentence
His health has been jeopardized by poor nutrition.
don't do anything that will jeopardize your place on the advisory board
Recent Examples of jeopardize from the Web
That could be jeopardized if the Kings veer off course and commit to players who are not a part of the future.
Every month, the show raises money and awareness for organizations that have been jeopardized by the current administration’s policies, from the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights L.A. to Planned Parenthood and Meals on Wheels.
For Merkel, hopes for an easy European solution to a migration problem jeopardizing her coalition were dashed over the weekend when an informal summit failed to reach agreement.
One of Scott’s biggest allies, the Florida Chamber of Commerce, says Trump is inviting a trade war with U.S. allies and that the tariffs could put Florida’s economy at risk — jeopardizing the cornerstone of Scott’s agenda as governor.
In failing to carry out its legal responsibility, the courts of North Carolina, not Lewis’s critique, jeopardized the system of racial segregation.
As a woman of color and a student, Olivia feels her personal safety jeopardized from multiple angles.
But not its actions which jeopardize the world’s citizens.
How does isolating the US from key allies & jeopardizing limits on Iran’s program accomplish those goals?
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jeopardize Has a Controversial History
It may be hard to believe that jeopardize was once controversial, but in 1870 a grammarian called it "a foolish and intolerable word," a view shared by many 19th-century critics. The preferred word was jeopard, which first appeared in print in the 14th century. (The upstart jeopardize turned up in 1582.) In 1828, Noah Webster himself declared jeopardize to be "a modern word, used by respectable writers in America, but synonymous with 'jeopard,' and therefore useless." Unfortunately for the champions of jeopard, jeopardize is now much more popular.
JEOPARDIZE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of jeopardize for English Language Learners
: to put (something or someone) in danger
JEOPARDIZE Defined for Kids
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