Thesaurus > Related Words: risk

  Words related to risk

Related / Similar Words: peril, danger, risk of exposure, risk of infection, hazard, jeopardy, gamble, chance, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chance, put on the line, lay on the line

 

Definition:
  • a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury; "he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime"; "there was a danger he would do the wrong thing";
  • the probability of being exposed to an infectious agent;
  • the probability of becoming infected given that exposure to an infectious agent has occurred;
  • a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune; "drinking alcohol is a health hazard";
  • take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you buy these stocks you are gambling";
  • expose to a chance of loss or damage; "We risked losing a lot of money in this venture"; "Why risk your life?";

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    Hyponyms: chance, crapshoot, gamble, occupational hazard, health hazard, sword of Damocles, go for broke, luck it, luck through, venture, hazard, adventure, stake, jeopardize, bell the cat

     

    Derivational Morphology: queer, expose, scupper, endanger, peril, gamble, chance, hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chance, put on the line, lay on the line, jeopardize, jeopardise, menace, threaten, imperil, venture, stake, escapade, risky venture, dangerous undertaking, explorer, adventurer, venturer, jeopardy, danger, gambler, risk taker

     

    Anagrams: kris

     

     
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