Synonyms for (verb) lay on the line

Synonyms: risk, put on the line, lay on the line

Definition: expose to a chance of loss or damage

Usage: 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

Similar words: essay, seek, assay, attempt, try

Definition: make an effort or attempt

Usage: He tried to shake off his fears; The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps; The police attempted to stop the thief; He sought to improve himself; She always seeks to do good in the world