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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 ?
'I ask you where is the risk?' repeated Ralph, emphatically.
'Where the risk?' returned Squeers, rubbing his knees still harder.
'How often have I told you,' said Ralph, 'and how often am I to tell you, that you run no risk? What have you sworn, or what are you asked to swear, but that at such and such a time a boy was left with you in the name of Smike; that he was at your school for a given number of years, was lost under such and such circumstances, is now found, and has been identified by you in such and such keeping?
All Snawley's interest is to stick well to the story he has told; and all his risk is, to depart from it in the least.
And yet, it seems to me that life holds so many compensations for you without your taking these terrible risks. I am not thinking of any one else.
(2) Nothing is to be gained by reversing into a following gale, and there is always risk of a turnover.
An attempt and a risk seemed all commanding unto me; and whenever it commandeth, the living thing risketh itself thereby.
It is the surrender of the greatest to run risk and danger, and play dice for death.
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.
But if the word "missing" brings all hope to an end and settles the loss of the underwriters, the word "overdue" confirms the fears already born in many homes ashore, and opens the door of speculation in the market of risks.
The time that women were considered to be at risk for infection began on the date of first intercourse, and factors potentially affecting the risk of HPV infection--the number of instances of vaginal intercourse, the number of new partners, the frequency, of use of condoms by male partners, each partner's circumcision status and each partner's number of previous partners--were summarized for the eight-month period before each HPV test.
According to Al Ware, senior risk manager at Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, Charleston, S.C., "The process of managing risks within DoD is an accepted concept and has been a requirement for almost two decades.
ERM focuses on managing a firm's total risk in order to maximize the firm's value.
In September, a principal from one of the largest hedge funds involved in credit derivatives told an audience of professional risk managers that in 2007 and 2008 there will be a serious shakeout among hedge funds, broker dealers, and banks involved in creating credit derivatives and CSFFs.