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English noun: venture

1. venture (act) any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome


Broader (hypernym)labor, project, task, undertaking


Narrower (hyponym)campaign, cause, crusade, danger, drive, effort, experiment, joint venture, movement, peril, risk, sally, sallying forth

2. venture (possession) an investment that is very risky but could yield great profits


SamplesHe knew the stock was a speculation when he bought it.


Synonymsspeculation


Broader (hypernym)investment, investment funds


Narrower (hyponym)gamble, pyramid, smart money

3. venture (act) a commercial undertaking that risks a loss but promises a profit


Broader (hypernym)business, business enterprise, commercial enterprise


English verb: venture

1. venture (social) proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers


SamplesWe ventured into the world of high-tech and bought a supercomputer.


Synonymsembark


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go, move, proceed

2. venture (communication) put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation


SamplesI am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again.
I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong.


Synonymsguess, hazard, pretend


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)speculate


Narrower (hyponym)anticipate, call, forebode, foretell, predict, prognosticate, promise, surmise, suspect

3. venture (social) put at risk


SamplesI will stake my good reputation for this.


Synonymsadventure, hazard, jeopardize, stake


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)lay on the line, put on the line, risk









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