What is the difference between "Damage", "Danger", "Risk" and "Peril"?


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My understanding of them are this:

Damage: If something is damaged, it has been broken or is faulty

Danger: There is a chance of something bad happening

Risk: There is a possibility of something bad happening

Peril: Similar to danger, but used when already in a dangerous situation

The definitions are:

Damage: Physical harm that impairs the value, usefulness, or normal function of something.

Danger: The possibility of suffering harm or injury.

Risk: A situation involving exposure to danger.

Peril: Expose to danger.

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