: to be sufficiently courageous to lớn no one dared say a word she dare not let herself love— G. B. Shaw

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2 : to have the courage khổng lồ contend against, venture, or try the actress dared a new interpretation of the classic role
1 : an act or instance of daring (see dare entry 1 sense 1) : challenge crossed the river on a dare refused khổng lồ take the dare

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darer ˈder-​ər noun

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Verb Try it if you dare. We wanted to laugh but didn"t dare. The actress dared a new interpretation of the classic role. She dared him to dive off the bridge. She dared me to ask him out on a date. I did, & he said yes.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Polish gay activist Bartosz Staszewski said Kaczynski and his party have used tactics even the communists didn’t dare use. — NBC News, 2 Nov. 2021 Kennedy wouldn’t dare take another crack at Castro with Soviet weapons on the island. — Andre Pagliarini, The New Republic, 16 Apr. 2021 Sara daren’t tell her protective but brusque mother (Carmen Machi, superb) about the bullying, while the girls’ poolside assault on her is witnessed only by a hulking, taciturn stranger (Richard Holmes) taking a dip at the same time. — Guy Lodge, Variety, 25 Jan. 2022 Both prefer to lớn go immediately khổng lồ the front and dare rivals lớn challenge them. — Tom Jicha, sun-sentinel.com, 25 Jan. 2022 Either way, Meredith has awoken with her mind phối on striking fear into the heart of anyone who dare mention her family again. — Jodi Walker, EW.com, 24 Jan. 2022 This one"s for all the bottle collectors out there who wouldn"t dare let their collection go much longer without this bad boy. — Joseph Deacetis, Forbes, 23 Jan. 2022 The four of them have either been silenced, detained, disappeared or left dying in jail — sending a strong message khổng lồ anyone who might dare to speak out about Xi’an. — New York Times, 12 Jan. 2022 That said, as written the characters almost dare viewers to care too deeply about them, and the show"s attempts to lớn be edgy occasionally feel simply icky, including a later encounter in which a gun is brandished as a kind of foreplay. — Brian Lowry, CNN, 9 Jan. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun After starting her drag journey on a dare from a friend, Aria goes to lớn the global stage ready to score yet another win for her already impressive drag resume. — Joey Nolfi, EW.com, 10 Nov. 2021 Iron Mike Tyson is not one to back down from any fight – or any dare. — Scott Boeck, USA TODAY, 18 Nov. 2021 Carlo won’t be a candidate for point duty, but while coach Bruce Cassidy tries to wring more scoring out of his mediocre offense, coaxing more dare and shooting out of Carlo might have khổng lồ be a priority. — Kevin Paul Dupont, BostonGlobe.com, 13 Nov. 2021 When Durgin issued his dare to the anti-vaccinationists, the world-class agitator pounced. — BostonGlobe.com, 14 Oct. 2021 These works, odes lớn theatrical flexibility, should serve as a dare, & as an inspiration. — Alexandra Schwartz, The New Yorker, 21 Dec. 2020 Under coach Brandon Staley, the Chargers just about dare teams khổng lồ run. — Jonas Shaffer, baltimoresun.com, 15 Oct. 2021 But finding him in such a sympathetic role requires a little adjustment on the part of any viewer who knows the actor’s work—it’s almost a dare, as well as a gesture of gritty honesty. — John Anderson, WSJ, 2 Sep. 2021 Brad Penny’s $500 dare to attempt to lớn drink a gallon of milk in less than an hour. — Dave Hyde, sun-sentinel.com, 30 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of dare


before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense


1594, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History và Etymology for dare

Verb and Noun

Middle English dar (1st và 3rd singular present indicative), from Old English dear; akin to lớn Old High German gitar (1st & 3rd singular present indicative) dare, Greek tharsos courage

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The first known use of dare was before the 12th century

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