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See definition of risks on Dictionary.com
  • nounchance taken
  • verbtake a chance

synonyms for risks

  • danger
  • exposure
  • hazard
  • liability
  • opportunity
  • peril
  • possibility
  • prospect
  • uncertainty
  • accident
  • contingency
  • flyer
  • fortuity
  • fortune
  • gamble
  • header
  • jeopardy
  • luck
  • openness
  • plunge
  • speculation
  • stab
  • venture
  • wager
  • exposedness
  • liableness
  • shot in the dark
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antonyms for risks

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  • certainty
  • safety
  • security
  • misfortune
  • plan
  • protection
  • reality
  • truth
  • sureness
  • surety
  • be careful
  • plan
  • design
  • run away
  • neglect
  • save
  • retreat
  • avoid
  • hide
  • dodge
  • protect
  • guard
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How to use risks in a sentence

He doubled and trebled his risks, and did the like, as may be guessed, to his anxieties and failures.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
And meanwhile you had better stay close to that hole, for there's no need of your running any risks.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
As for the slipperiness of the ground, my opponent will run no greater risks than I. I am not the only impatient one.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
A passenger who stands on a platform or on the steps of a street car, when there is room inside, assumes all the risks himself.
PUTNAM'S HANDY LAW BOOK FOR THE LAYMANALBERT SIDNEY BOLLES
And it got into all sorts of danger, and ran fearful risks, and couldn't fly or use its wings properly,—till finally——'
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Considering the risks to which the manure is exposed on the field, the latter plan would appear to be the best.
ELEMENTS OF AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRYTHOMAS ANDERSON
Nor would warriors like Bruce and his paladins have ever weighed for a moment the risks of the sacred mission.
KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
For the vote which protected him from annoyance here left him exposed to serious risks on the other side of the Cape of Good Hope.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
The attraction must be supposed to have been great; for the risks of the journey were not trifling.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
The king cannot stay here long; you will see that it is impossible for Countess Saens to run any further risks.
THE WEIGHT OF THE CROWNFRED M. WHITE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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