Synonyms for risk

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : risk
Phonetic Transcription : rɪsk

Top 10 synonyms for risk Other synonyms for the word risk

Définition of risk

Origin :
  • 1660s, risque, from French risque (16c.), from Italian risco, riscio (modern rischio), from riscare "run into danger," of uncertain origin. The anglicized spelling first recorded 1728. Spanish riesgo and German Risiko are Italian loan-words. With run (v.) from 1660s. Risk aversion is recorded from 1942; risk factor from 1906; risk management from 1963; risk taker from 1892.
  • noun chance taken
  • verb take a chance
Example sentences :
  • At the risk of overturning the machine he veered it sharply to the left.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • And whatever our views of its cause, we can agree that children at risk are not at fault.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • When a woman loves a fierce man she takes the risk of his fierceness.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • Then, while they wondered whether they might risk it, he got worse.
  • Extract from : « Life and Death of Harriett Frean » by May Sinclair
  • Go back and tell them it would take too great a risk to try to fix me.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • Something to strive for we demand, even at the risk of bereavement.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • Isn't it a wonder that we ever take the risk of having one ring in our ears forever?
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • As for that precocious damsel, she would run no least risk of destruction by the satyr.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • One married, happily or not as the case might be, and took the risk.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • "No need of running any risk," he explained to the still figure beside him.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart

Antonyms for risk

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