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English noun: dare

1. dare (communication) a challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy


SamplesHe could never refuse a dare.


Synonymsdaring


Broader (hypernym)challenge


English verb: dare

1. dare (social) take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission


SamplesHow dare you call my lawyer?.


Synonymsmake bold, presume


Pattern of useSomebody ----s INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)act, move

2. dare (social) to be courageous enough to try or do something


SamplesI don't dare call him.
She dares to dress differently from the others.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)act, move

3. dare (communication) challenge


SamplesI dare you!.


ExamplesThey dare him to write the letter


Synonymsdefy


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)challenge


Narrower (hyponym)brazen









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