Part of speech: verb

To endanger.

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Usage examples "imperil":

  1. I could see all the ankle- high railings which beset the unwary passenger and may at any moment break his legs and his nose, imperil his dignity and ruin his hat. - "Lore of Proserpine", Maurice Hewlett.
  2. Gracious lord, he said, quietly, not to say sarcastically, I consider it a great calamity for a human being to imperil his life for a mere brute, especially when he has urgent need of that life, but your grace has made the decision and I know it will be carried out. - "The Golden Age in Transylvania", Mór Jókai.
  3. He would give such orders as would be necessary for the good of the state; without interfering in matters of home government, he would not allow acts of tyranny and cruelty that would imperil the peace of the state, and perhaps bring about a rising. - "Among Malay Pirates And Other Tales Of Adventure And Peril", G. A. Henty.