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Meaning of word risk from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

risk   noun

Meaning : A source of danger. A possibility of incurring loss or misfortune.

Example : Drinking alcohol is a health hazard.

Synonyms : endangerment, hazard, jeopardy, peril

Meaning : A venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury.

Example : He saw the rewards but not the risks of crime.
There was a danger he would do the wrong thing.

Synonyms : danger, peril

Meaning : The probability of becoming infected given that exposure to an infectious agent has occurred.

Synonyms : risk of infection

Meaning : The probability of being exposed to an infectious agent.

Synonyms : risk of exposure

risk   verb

Meaning : Expose to a chance of loss or damage.

Example : We risked losing a lot of money in this venture.
Why risk your life?.
She laid her job on the line when she told the boss that he was wrong.

Synonyms : lay on the line, put on the line

Meaning : Take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome.

Example : When you buy these stocks you are gambling.

Synonyms : adventure, chance, gamble, hazard, run a risk, take a chance, take chances

Risk meaning in Telugu.