risks

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Risk \Risk\, noun [F. risque; cf. It. risco, risico, rischio, Pg. risco, Sp. riesgo, and also Sp. risco a steep rock; all probably fr. L. resceare to cut off; pref. re- re- + secare to cut; -- the word having been probably first used among sailors. See {Section}.]

1. Hazard; danger; peril; exposure to loss, injury, or destruction.

The imminent and constant risk of assassination, a risk which has shaken very strong nerves. --Macaulay.

2. (Com.) Hazard of loss; liabillity to loss in property.

{To run a risk}, to incur hazard; to encounter danger.

Syn: Danger; hazard; peril; jeopardy; exposure. See {Danger}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Risk \Risk\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Risked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Risking}.] [CF. F. risquer. See {Risk}, noun]

1. To expose to risk, hazard, or peril; to venture; as, to risk goods on board of a ship; to risk one's person in battle; to risk one's fame by a publication.

2. To incur the risk or danger of; as, to risk a battle.

Syn: To hazard; peril; endanger; jeopard.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

risk

noun

1: a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune; "drinking alcohol is a health hazard" [syn: {hazard}, {jeopardy}, {peril}, {risk}, {endangerment}]

2: a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury; "he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime"; "there was a danger he would do the wrong thing" [syn: {risk}, {peril}, {danger}]

3: the probability of becoming infected given that exposure to an infectious agent has occurred [syn: {risk}, {risk of infection}]

4: the probability of being exposed to an infectious agent [syn: {risk}, {risk of exposure}]

verb

1: expose to a chance of loss or damage; "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" [syn: {risk}, {put on the line}, {lay on the line}]

2: take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you buy these stocks you are gambling" [syn: {gamble}, {chance}, {risk}, {hazard}, {take chances}, {adventure}, {run a risk}, {take a chance}]

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