endanger vs peril what difference

what is difference between endanger and peril

English

Alternative forms

  • endaunger (obsolete)
  • indanger

Etymology

From en- +‎ danger. Displaced native Old English frēcnian.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ənˈdeɪndʒɚ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ənˈdeɪndʒə/
  • Hyphenation: en‧dan‧ger

Verb

endanger (third-person singular simple present endangers, present participle endangering, simple past and past participle endangered)

  1. (transitive) To put (someone or something) in danger; to risk causing harm to.
    • 1593, William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona
      I hold him but a fool that will endanger / His body [in a duel] for a girl that loves him not
    • 1757, Edmund Burke, The Abridgement of the History of England
      All the other difficulties of his reign only exercised without endangering him.
    • 1877, Louisa May Alcott, Under the Lilacs
      If you endanger other people’s life and liberty in your pursuit of happiness, I shall have to confiscate your arms, boys.
  2. (obsolete, transitive) To incur the hazard of; to risk; to run the risk of.
    • 1625, Francis Bacon, Of Seditions and Troubles
      He that turneth the humours back [] endangereth malign ulcers.

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:endanger

Translations

Anagrams

  • enranged


English

Etymology

From Middle English peril, from Old French peril, from Latin perīculum. Doublet of periculum.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɛɹɪl/
  • (weak vowel merger) IPA(key): /ˈpɛɹəl/
  • Rhymes: -ɛɹɪl, -ɛɹəl

Noun

peril (countable and uncountable, plural perils)

  1. A situation of serious and immediate danger.
  2. Something that causes, contains, or presents danger.
    The perils of the jungle (animals and insects, weather, etc)
  3. (insurance) An event which causes a loss, or the risk of a specific such event.

Synonyms

  • danger, hazard, jeopardy, risk, threat, wathe
  • See also Thesaurus:danger

Derived terms

  • yellow peril
  • imperil

Related terms

  • perilous

Translations

Verb

peril (third-person singular simple present perils, present participle periling or perilling, simple past and past participle periled or perilled)

  1. (transitive) To cause to be in danger; to imperil; to risk. [from 16th c.]
    • 1830, Robert Hayne, Speech in the United States Senate:
      And are we, Mr. President, who stood by our country then, who threw open our coffers, who bared our bosoms, who freely perilled all in that conflict, to be reproached with want of attachment to the Union?
    • 1890, Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, ch. XIV:
      “I will have nothing to do with this matter, whatever it is. Do you think I am going to peril my reputation for you?”

Anagrams

  • piler, plier, prile

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • perile, periil, perel, peryle, pereyl, parelle, peryl, perell, perill, parell, pereil

Etymology

From Old French peril, from Latin perīculum.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɛril/, /pɛˈriːl/, /ˈpɛrəl/, /ˈparəl/

Noun

peril (plural perilles)

  1. Danger, risk, peril; something that is potentially harmful or risky:
    1. A location where danger, risk, or peril is present or likely.
    2. A thing or enterprise which creates peril; anything which creates or which is of peril.
    3. Sinfulness; religious threat or danger.
  2. (Late Middle English) Bad fortune; unluckiness or mischance.

Related terms

  • perilous
  • perilously

Descendants

  • English: peril
  • Scots: peril

References

  • “perī̆l, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-07-15.

Old French

Etymology

From Latin perīculum.

Noun

peril m (oblique plural periz or perilz, nominative singular periz or perilz, nominative plural peril)

  1. peril; hazard; danger

Descendants

  • Middle English: peril
    • English: peril
    • Scots: peril
  • French: péril
  • Norman: péthi (Jersey)

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