What does DARE mean?

Definitions for DARE

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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

    Etymology: [See Dace.]

  2. Dare(verb)

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

    Etymology: [See Dace.]

  3. Dare(verb)

    to challenge; to provoke; to defy

    Etymology: [See Dace.]

  4. Dare(noun)

    the quality of daring; venturesomeness; boldness; dash

    Etymology: [See Dace.]

  5. Dare(noun)

    defiance; challenge

    Etymology: [See Dace.]

  6. Dare(verb)

    to lurk; to lie hid

    Etymology: [See Dace.]

  7. Dare(verb)

    to terrify; to daunt

    Etymology: [See Dace.]

  8. Dare(noun)

    a small fish; the dace

    Etymology: [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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  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. Emeasoba George:

    You can be charitable (generous) without being loveful (full of love). Yes! but dare to be charitable anyway. For, God almighty appreciates or rewards every act of charity. -Emeasoba George

  2. Greta Thunberg:

    This is all wrong, i shouldn't be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. Yet you all come to us young people for hope. How dare you. You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words.

  3. Lao Tzu:

    I have three treasures. Guard and keep them The first is deep love, The second is frugality, And the third is not to dare to be ahead of the world. Because of deep love, one is courageous. Because of frugality, one is generous. Because of not daring to be ahead of the world, one becomes the leader of the world.

  4. John Lancaster Spalding:

    The highest courage is to dare to appear to be what one is.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    There is nothing potent like HOPE. Moreover, the efficacy of EXPECTATION is unimaginable. Besides, the workability of LIVING FAITH is unfailing. As a matter of fact, whoever that sticks to all of them cannot feel dejected, frustrated or depressed in life. So, I urge you, dare to get used to hope, expectation and living faith. And for life never let go of all of them. Irrespective of whatever that may come your way subsequently.

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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
  • cesaret etmekTurkish
  • ہمتUrdu
  • dámVietnamese

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