Thesaurus

risks

noun
plural of risk

Synonyms & Antonyms of risks

(Entry 1 of 2)

something that may cause injury or harm
  • mountain climbing is a risk, but the thrill and challenge are worth it

Synonyms for risks

Words Related to risks

Near Antonyms for risks

risks

verb
present tense third-person singular of risk

Synonyms & Antonyms of risks (Entry 2 of 2)

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 for risks

Words Related to risks

Phrases Synonymous with risks

2 to place in danger
  • we refuse to risk our life savings on this investment scheme

Synonyms for risks

Words Related to risks

Near Antonyms for risks

See the Dictionary Definition 

Learn More About risks

Thesaurus Entries Near risks

risking

risks

risky

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Risks.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/risks. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on risks

Nglish: Translation of risks for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of risks for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Commonly Confused Words Quiz

  • vector image of a face with thought expression
  • I went to the ______ store to buy a birthday card.
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!