Definitions for jeopardizeˈdʒɛp ərˌdaɪz
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
jeop•ard•izeˈdʒɛp ərˌdaɪz(v.t.)-ized, -iz•ing.
to put in jeopardy; hazard; risk; imperil.
Origin of jeopardize:
endanger, jeopardize, jeopardise, menace, threaten, imperil, peril(verb)
pose a threat to; present a danger to
"The pollution is endangering the crops"
venture, hazard, adventure, stake, jeopardize(verb)
put at risk
"I will stake my good reputation for this"
To put in jeopardy, to threaten.
After having an affair with a junior, her chances of promotion were seriously jeopardized.
to expose to loss or injury; to risk; to jeopard