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risk

noun

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  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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