Endanger vs Risky - What's the difference?

endanger | risky |


As a verb endanger

is to put (someone or something) in danger; to risk causing harm to.

As an adjective risky is

dangerous, involving risks.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

endanger

English

Alternative forms

* endaunger (obsolete) * indanger

Verb

(en verb)
  • 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
  • * Burke
  • 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.
  • (obsolete) To incur the hazard of; to risk; to run the risk of.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • He that turneth the humours back endangereth malign ulcers.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    risky

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Dangerous, involving risks.
  • Investing in this start-up company could be risky .

    Synonyms

    * hazardous, dangerous, perilous

    Antonyms

    * riskless, safe