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dare - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'dare' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Dare [ n.]
- The quality of daring; venturesomeness; boldness; dash.
- Defiance; challenge.
- A small fish; the dace.
2 . Dare [ v. i.]
- To have adequate or sufficient courage for any purpose; to be bold or venturesome; not to be afraid; to venture.
- To lurk; to lie hid.
3 . Dare [ v. t.]
- To have courage for; to attempt courageously; to venture to do or to undertake.
- To challenge; to provoke; to defy.
- To terrify; to daunt.

Meaning of 'dare' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . dare [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy
Example in sentence:
  • he could never refuse a dare
2 . dare [ v]
Meaning (2):
- take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission
Example in sentence:
  • How dare you call my lawyer?
Meaning (3):
- challenge
Example in sentence:
  • I dare you!
Meaning (4):
- to be courageous enough to try or do something
Example in sentence:
  • I don't dare call him;
  • she dares to dress differently from the others