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risk

noun (n)

  • a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune (noun.state)
    source: wordnet30
  • a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury (noun.act)
    Synonym: danger, peril
    Example:
    He saw the rewards but not the risks of crime.
    source: wordnet30
  • the probability of becoming infected given that exposure to an infectious agent has occurred (noun.attribute)
    source: wordnet30
  • the probability of being exposed to an infectious agent (noun.attribute)
    source: wordnet30
  • Hazard; danger; peril; exposure to loss, injury, or destruction. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • expose to a chance of loss or damage (verb.social)
    Example:
    We risked losing a lot of money in this venture.
    Why risk your life?.
    source: wordnet30
  • take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome (verb.social)
    source: wordnet30
  • To expose to risk, hazard, or peril; to venture; as, to risk goods on board of a ship; to risk one's person in battle; to risk one's fame by a publication. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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