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Synonyms for risk

stand a chance of




Synonyms for risk

a possibility of danger or harm

exposure to possible harm, loss, or injury

a venture depending on chance

to expose to possible loss or damage

to subject to danger or destruction

to put up as a stake in a game or speculation

to run the risk of

Synonyms for risk

a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury

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

the probability of being exposed to an infectious agent

References in classic literature ?
You were too bold, sir; it won't do to run such risks.
In spite of the sort of divination which was the remarkable side of the character of Aramis, the event, subject to the risks of things over which uncertainty presides, did not fall out exactly as the bishop of Vannes had foreseen.
She doesn't understand that one's got to take risks," he observed, finally.
Even at that risk," Aynesworth answered without hesitation.
You are a man, and you may run risks which no young girl ought to encounter.
Right or wrong, risk or no risk, I must and I will try it
I said, letting alone the risk,' replied Squeers, evasively.
Yes, and from the enormous risk he ran we can see how fully he realized its importance.
Because I'd sooner risk it," was her lame conclusion.
An attempt and a risk seemed all commanding unto me; and whenever it commandeth, the living thing risketh itself thereby.
Well," he said, "I have been the hearer of several important communications from my side of the Atlantic to England and to the Continent, and I have always known that there was a certain amount of risk in the business.
TWO THOUSAND POUNDS REWARD--The above sum may be earned by any one qualified to undertake delicate mission and prepared to run certain risk.
Did you not believe that I would risk at least a little for you, who have risked so much for me?
It was impossible for me to risk wearing your nightgown any longer.
I had seen him risk his limbs blindly at a fox-hunt and in a cricket-field; and soon afterwards I saw him risk his life, just as blindly, in the sea at Brighton.