endanger, jeopardize, jeopardise, menace, threaten, imperil, peril
Meaning: pose a threat to; present a danger to; "The pollution is endangering the crops"
queer, expose, scupper, endanger, peril
Meaning: put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
For I would not endanger you, now just upon the edge of your preferment.
'There isn't an alkali in the shop; I won't endanger you,' he replied easily.
The religionist closes his mind to all facts which he is unwilling to believe, everything which will endanger his creed.
The balance staff should be made of the best steel, tempered to such a degree as to give the longest service and yet not so hard as to endanger the breakage of the pivots.
As late as 1772, Virginia, not daunted by a century of rebuffs, sent to George III a petition in this vein: "The importation of slaves into the colonies from the coast of Africa hath long been considered as a trade of great inhumanity and under its present encouragement, we have too much reason to fear, will endanger the very existence of Your Majesty's American dominions....