adventure, escapade, risky venture, dangerous undertaking(verb)
a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)
gamble, chance, risk, hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chance(verb)
take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
"When you buy these stocks you are gambling"
venture, hazard, adventure, stake, jeopardize(verb)
put at risk
"I will stake my good reputation for this"
pretend, impale, guess, run a risk, chance, gamble, back, take chances, gage, endanger, threaten, peril, menace, imperil, embark, venture, hazard, jeopardise, jeopardize, stake, adventure, punt, take a chance, post, risk, bet on, game
English Synonyms and Antonyms
An accident is that which happens without any one's direct intention; a chance that which happens without any known cause. If the direct cause of a railroad accident is known, we can not call it a chance. To the theist there is, in strictness, no chance, all things being by divine causation and control; but chance is spoken of where no special cause is manifest: "By chance there came down a certain priest that way," Luke x, 31. We can speak of a game of chance, but not of a game of accident. An incident is viewed as occurring in the regular course of things, but subordinate to the main purpose, or aside from the main design. Fortune is the result of inscrutable controlling forces. Fortune and chance are nearly equivalent, but chance can be used of human effort and endeavor as fortune can not be; we say "he has a chance of success," or "there is one chance in a thousand," where we could not substitute fortune; as personified, Fortune is regarded as having a fitful purpose, Chance as purposeless; we speak of fickle Fortune, blind Chance; "Fortune favors the brave." The slaughter of men is an incident of battle; unexpected defeat, the fortune of war. Since the unintended is often the undesirable, accident tends to signify some calamity or disaster, unless the contrary is expressed, as when we say a fortunate or happy accident. An adventure is that which may turn out ill, a misadventure that which does turn out ill. A slight disturbing accident is a mishap. Compare EVENT; HAZARD.
The accident of birth; an accident to the machinery.
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- مخاطرة, مجازفة, مغامرةArabic
- риск, рискована постъпка, приключение, събитие, авантюраBulgarian
- aventuraCatalan, Valencian
- Abenteuer, WagnisGerman
- sattuma, seikkailu, vaara, seikkailupeliFinnish
- peripezia, speculazione, avventura, rischioItalian
- eventa, fortuna, periculum, discrimen, casus, adventureLatin
- адал явдал, хийморьMongolian
- avontuur, risico, riskeren, wagenDutch
- przygoda, przypadek, wypadek, wydarzeniePolish
- aventura, peripécia, acasoPortuguese
- авантю́ра, рискнуть, рисковать, приключе́ниеRussian
- pustolov, pustolovinaSerbo-Croatian
- macera, seruvenTurkish
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