Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun risk

4 senses of risk

Sense 1
hazard, jeopardy, peril, risk, endangerment -- (a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune; "drinking alcohol is a health hazard")
       => danger -- (a cause of pain or injury or loss; "he feared the dangers of traveling by air")

Sense 2
risk, peril, danger -- (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")
       => venture -- (any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome)

Sense 3
risk, risk of infection -- (the probability of becoming infected given that exposure to an infectious agent has occurred)
       => probability, chance -- (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; "the probability that an unbiased coin will fall with the head up is 0.5")

Sense 4
risk, risk of exposure -- (the probability of being exposed to an infectious agent)
       => probability, chance -- (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; "the probability that an unbiased coin will fall with the head up is 0.5")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb risk

2 senses of risk

Sense 1
risk, put on the line, lay on the line -- (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")
       => try, seek, attempt, essay, assay -- (make an effort or attempt; "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")

Sense 2
gamble, chance, risk, hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chance -- (take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you buy these stocks you are gambling")
       => try, seek, attempt, essay, assay -- (make an effort or attempt; "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")

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