Synonyms for dare


Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : dair
Phonetic Transcription : dɛər

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Définition of dare

Origin :
  • from first and third person singular of Old English durran "to brave danger, dare; venture, presume," from Proto-Germanic *ders- (cf. Old Norse dearr, Old High German giturran, Gothic gadaursan), from PIE *dhers- "to dare, be courageous" (cf. Sanskrit dadharsha "to be bold;" Old Persian darš- "to dare;" Greek thrasys "bold;" Old Church Slavonic druzate "to be bold, dare;" Lithuanian dristi "to dare," drasus "courageous").
  • An Old English irregular preterite-present verb: darr, dearst, dear were first, second and third person singular present indicative; mostly regularized 16c., though past tense dorste survived as durst, but is now dying, persisting mainly in northern English dialect. Meaning "to challenge or defy (someone)" is first recorded 1570s.
  • noun challenge, defiance
  • verb challenge, defy someone
  • verb take a risk; be courageous
Example sentences :
  • Now, Mr. Bines, I like him and I dare say you've done the best thing for him, unusual as it was.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • He has all his housework there, a broom and a duster, and I dare say he has a cooking-stove and a gridiron.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • Yet the superscription is of his dictating, I dare say, for he is a formal wretch.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • This, I dare say, will make them alter their behaviour to you.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • I have no friend but you to whom I can appeal, to whom I dare complain.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • But after all, I dare say there will be no need but to shew your faces in my company.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • We dare not forget today that we are the heirs of that first revolution.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • And so, my fellow Americans, we must be strong, for there is much to dare.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • If there had been no deep affection between us I should not dare to ask you.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • Dare you to wear your brother's coat without the crescent which should stamp you as his cadet.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle

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