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“Jeopardize” or “Jeopardise”


Jeopardize and jeopardise are both English terms.


Jeopardize is predominantly used in 🇺🇸 American (US) English (en-US) while jeopardise is predominantly used in 🇬🇧 British English (used in UK/AU/NZ) (en-GB).

In terms of actual appearance and usage, here's a breakdown by country, with usage level out of 100 (if available) 👇:

Term US UK India Philippines Canada Australia Liberia Ireland New Zealand Jamaica Trinidad & Tobago Guyana
jeopardize 96 40 84 97 93 32 0 35 45 100 100 0
jeopardise 4 60 16 3 7 68 0 65 55 0 0 0

  • In the United States, there is a preference for "jeopardize" over "jeopardise" (96 to 4).
  • In the United Kingdom, there is a 60 to 40 preference for "jeopardise" over "jeopardize".
  • In India, there is a preference for "jeopardize" over "jeopardise" (84 to 16).
  • In the Philippines, there is a preference for "jeopardize" over "jeopardise" (97 to 3).
  • In Canada, there is a preference for "jeopardize" over "jeopardise" (93 to 7).
  • In Australia, there is a 68 to 32 preference for "jeopardise" over "jeopardize".
  • In Liberia, there is not enough data to determine a preference between "jeopardize" and "jeopardise".
  • In Ireland, there is a 65 to 35 preference for "jeopardise" over "jeopardize".
  • In New Zealand, there is a 55 to 45 preference for "jeopardise" over "jeopardize".
  • In Jamaica, there is a preference for "jeopardize" over "jeopardise" (100 to 0).
  • In Trinidad & Tobago, there is a preference for "jeopardize" over "jeopardise" (100 to 0).
  • In Guyana, there is not enough data to determine a preference between "jeopardize" and "jeopardise".

Below, we provide some examples of when to use jeopardize or jeopardise with sample sentences.


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Examples in Context

Examples of “jeopardize”

  • family, fearing this news could jeopardize her scholarship.
  • clashed, de Gaulle refused to jeopardize the Resistance by including a
  • contended that the lockout would jeopardize the safety of the players
  • fraction of that total), and jeopardize the safety of law enforcement
  • being disregarded), was reluctant to jeopardize the Crusade, and gave conditional
  • law that it feared would jeopardize the financial health of the
  • future production does not significantly jeopardize the ecosystems from which it
  • it as it would likely jeopardize his likability with the obese.
  • ruled that allowing such suits jeopardize the protection of state secrets.
  • it in order not to jeopardize negotiations between the Aid and

Examples of “jeopardise”

  • "least objectionable" and would not jeopardise the signing of the treaty.
  • as admitting the truth could jeopardise his chance of getting full
  • [...] They jeopardise growth and economic development.
  • aligned so as not to jeopardise EWAY's then-proposed use of the
  • British administrators were reluctant to jeopardise their own plans to gradually
  • have believed that I would jeopardise such a significant amount of
  • as Sean didn't want to jeopardise his relationship with Louise.
  • May said, "We should not jeopardise the freedoms that President Reagan
  • Chloe does not want to jeopardise the deal.
  • the fight against IS and jeopardise the successes already achieved."

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