Synonyms for (noun) risk

Synonyms: risk, danger, peril

Definition: a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury

Usage: he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime; there was a danger he would do the wrong thing

Similar words: venture

Definition: any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome


Synonyms: risk, risk of exposure

Definition: the probability of being exposed to an infectious agent

Similar words: chance, probability

Definition: a measure of how likely it is that some event will occur; a number expressing the ratio of favorable cases to the whole number of cases possible

Usage: the probability that an unbiased coin will fall with the head up is 0.5


Synonyms: risk, risk of infection

Definition: the probability of becoming infected given that exposure to an infectious agent has occurred

Similar words: chance, probability

Definition: a measure of how likely it is that some event will occur; a number expressing the ratio of favorable cases to the whole number of cases possible

Usage: the probability that an unbiased coin will fall with the head up is 0.5


Synonyms: hazard, jeopardy, risk, peril, endangerment

Definition: a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune

Usage: drinking alcohol is a health hazard

Similar words: danger

Definition: a cause of pain or injury or loss

Usage: he feared the dangers of traveling by air

Synonyms for (verb) risk

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

Definition: take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome

Usage: When you buy these stocks you are gambling

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


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