Definition of risk

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • risk is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 8
  • risk is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 8
  • risk is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 8

Definition of risk


  • the probability of becoming infected given that exposure to an infectious agent has occurred (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. risk of infection
  • take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. adventure
    2. chance
    3. gamble
    4. hazard
    5. run a risk
    6. take a chance
    7. take chances
  • expose to a chance of loss or damage (verb)

    Examples

    1. We risked losing a lot of money in this venture
    2. Why risk your life?

    Synonyms

    1. lay on the line
    2. put on the line
  • a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury (noun)

    Examples

    1. he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime

    Synonyms

    1. danger
    2. peril
  • a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. endangerment
    2. hazard
    3. jeopardy
    4. peril
  • the probability of being exposed to an infectious agent (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. risk of exposure

See definition of risk in Merriam Webster

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