transitive verb-·ized·, -·iz·ing
This child is jeopardized by lack of supervision.
- An example of jeopardize is when you leave your five year old alone in the house.
- An example of jeopardize is when you cheat on your spouse and cause harm to your relationship.
The definition of jeopardize is to put someone or something in a dangerous situation or in peril.
transitive verbjeop·ard·ized, jeop·ard·iz·ing, jeop·ard·izes
To expose to loss or injury; imperil. See Synonyms at endanger.
- Extra care should be taken when wearing micro pave diamond rings, and they should never be worn during household chores, while swimming, or when activities may jeopardize the ring's integrity.
- A healthy relationship is one in which you feel secure and your partner does not engage in behaviors that would jeopardize the relationship.
- Another choice for parents who want to leave but don't want to take actions that may jeopardize their chance of being awarded custody later is to take their children with them when they leave.
- Many faiths also seek to keep their members spiritually safe by providing guidelines for living that help them avoid temptation and corruption that could jeopardize their spiritual safety.
- I'm not about to jeopardize my job by asking all kinds of questions.