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English noun: peril

1. peril (state) a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune

SamplesDrinking alcohol is a health hazard.

Synonymsendangerment, hazard, jeopardy, risk

Broader (hypernym)danger

Narrower (hyponym)health hazard, moral hazard, occupational hazard, sword of Damocles

2. peril (state) a state of danger involving risk


Broader (hypernym)danger

Narrower (hyponym)speculativeness

3. peril (act) a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury

SamplesHe saw the rewards but not the risks of crime.
There was a danger he would do the wrong thing.

Synonymsdanger, risk

Broader (hypernym)venture

Narrower (hyponym)chance, crapshoot, gamble

English verb: peril

1. peril (stative) pose a threat to; present a danger to

SamplesThe pollution is endangering the crops.

ExamplesSam cannot peril Sue

Synonymsendanger, imperil, jeopardise, jeopardize, menace, threaten

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)be, exist

2. peril (communication) put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position

Synonymsendanger, expose, queer, scupper

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)affect, bear on, bear upon, impact, touch, touch on

Narrower (hyponym)compromise

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