What does DARE mean?

Definitions for DARE

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word DARE.

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!"

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

  9. Origin: [See Dace.]


  1. Dare

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dare

    dār, v.i. to be bold enough: to venture:—pa.t. durst.—v.t. to challenge: to defy.—n. (Shak.) boldness, a challenge.—n. Dare′-dev′il, a rash, venturesome fellow.—adj. unreasonably rash and reckless.—adjs. Dare′ful (Shak.), full of daring, adventurous; Dar′ing, bold: courageous: fearless.—n. boldness.—n. Dar′ing-do (see Derring-doe).—adj. Dar′ing-hard′y (Shak.), foolhardy.—adv. Dar′ingly.—I dare say, I suppose. [A.S. durran, pres. dearr; Goth. daursan; akin to Gr. tharsein.]

  2. Dare

    dār, v.t. to frighten, terrify. [M. E. daren, to be in fear; cf. Dan. dirre, to tremble.]

  3. Dare

    dār. Same as Dace.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. dare

    An old word for to challenge, or incite to emulation; still in full use.

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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 for DARE »

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

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How to say DARE in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of DARE in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of DARE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of DARE in a Sentence

  1. Anonymous:

    Dare to be wise.

  2. Richard Buckminster Fuller:

    Dare to be naive.

  3. Andre Gide:

    Dare to be yourself.

  4. Anonymous:

    Dare to be wise. (Sapere Aude)

  5. Sir Walter Scott:

    The will to do, the soul to dare.

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  • durf, daag, uitdaag, uitdagingAfrikaans
  • واجه, جرؤ, تحدى, تجرؤArabic
  • смяяцца, пасмяяццаBelarusian
  • смея, осмелявам се, предизвиквам, предизвикателство, дръзвамBulgarian
  • riskovat, odvažovat se, vyzvatCzech
  • riskieren, herausfordern, Mutprobe, wagen, trotzenGerman
  • τολμώGreek
  • aŭdaciEsperanto
  • desafío, afrontar, desafiar, retar, reto, enfrentarSpanish
  • جرات کنPersian
  • haastaa, uhmata, haaste, uskaltaaFinnish
  • défi, oser, affronter, défierFrench
  • doareWestern Frisian
  • merészel, merHungarian
  • defia, defiar, osarInterlingua
  • audacarIdo
  • osareItalian
  • 堪える, 思い切ってする, 冒す, 敢えてするJapanese
  • audeoLatin
  • drīkstētLatvian
  • cabarMalay
  • tarten, riskeren, uitdaging, durven, wagen, uitdagen, durfDutch
  • våge, risikere, utfordring, utfordre, tørNorwegian
  • desafiar, desafioPortuguese
  • cuteza, îndrăzni, încumetaRomanian
  • рискнуть, смело смотреть в лицо, осмелиться, посметь, подзадоривать, дерзнуть, отважиться, бросать вызов, дерзать, рисковать, отваживаться, подзадорить, осмеливаться, сметьRussian
  • odvážiť saSlovak
  • upati siSlovene
  • utmana, töras, tordas, våga, riskeraSwedish
  • ہمتUrdu

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