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Synonyms of risk

Noun


1. hazard, jeopardy, peril, risk, endangerment, danger

usage: a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune; "drinking alcohol is a health hazard"

2. risk, peril, danger, venture

usage: 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"

3. risk, risk of infection, probability, chance

usage: the probability of becoming infected given that exposure to an infectious agent has occurred

4. risk, risk of exposure, probability, chance

usage: the probability of being exposed to an infectious agent

Verb


1. risk, put on the line, lay on the line, try, seek, attempt, essay, assay

usage: expose to a chance of loss or damage; "We risked losing a lot of money in this venture"; "Why risk your life?"; "She laid her job on the line when she told the boss that he was wrong"

2. gamble, chance, risk, hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chance, try, seek, attempt, essay, assay

usage: take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you buy these stocks you are gambling"

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