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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.


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.


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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