Definitions for DAREdɛər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

daredɛər(v.)dared; daring; dares; dare

  1. (v.i.)to have the necessary courage or boldness for something; be bold enough:

    You wouldn't dare!

  2. (v.t.)to have the boldness to try; venture; hazard.

  3. to meet defiantly; face courageously.

  4. to challenge or provoke (a person) into a demonstration of courage:

    I dare you to climb that.

  5. (auxiliary v.)to have the necessary courage or boldness to (used chiefly in questions and negatives):

    How dare you speak to me like that? He dare not mention the subject again.

    Category: Function Word

  6. (n.)an act of daring or defiance; challenge.

Idioms for dare:

  1. dare say,

    Category: Idiom

    Ref: daresay.

Origin of dare:

bef. 900; ME dar (v.), OE dear(r), der. of durran



  1. Virginia, 1587–?, first child born of English parents in the Western Hemisphere.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dare, daring(verb)

    a challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy

    "he could never refuse a dare"

  2. make bold, dare, presume(verb)

    take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission

    "How dare you call my lawyer?"

  3. dare(verb)

    to be courageous enough to try or do something

    "I don't dare call him", "she dares to dress differently from the others"

  4. defy, dare(verb)


    "I dare you!"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. dare(verb)ɛər

    to be unafraid of doing sth

    Nobody dared to try except Jay.

  2. dareɛər

    to challenge sb to do sth

    I dare you to jump off!

  3. dareɛər

    used to warn sb not to do sth

    Don't you dare yell at me again!

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dare(verb)

    to have adequate or sufficient courage for any purpose; to be bold or venturesome; not to be afraid; to venture

  2. Dare(verb)

    to have courage for; to attempt courageously; to venture to do or to undertake

  3. Dare(verb)

    to challenge; to provoke; to defy

  4. Dare(noun)

    the quality of daring; venturesomeness; boldness; dash

  5. Dare(noun)

    defiance; challenge

  6. Dare(verb)

    to lurk; to lie hid

  7. Dare(verb)

    to terrify; to daunt

  8. Dare(noun)

    a small fish; the dace


  1. Dare

    "Dare" is a song by British alternative band Gorillaz, taken as the second single from their second studio album, Demon Days.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DARE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3192

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DARE' in Verbs Frequency: #657

Anagrams of DARE

  1. dear, 'eard, rade, Read, read

Translations for DARE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to be brave enough (to do something)

I daren't go; I don't dare (to) go; He wouldn't dare do a thing like that; Don't you dare say such a thing again!

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