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couragenoun [U]

uk   /ˈkʌr.ɪdʒ/ us   /ˈkɝː.ɪdʒ/
B2 the ability to control your fear in a dangerous or difficult situation: They showed great courage when they found out about their baby's disability. [+ to infinitive] People should have the courage to stand up for their beliefs. It took me months to summon/pluck up the courage to ask for a promotion.
Synonym
have the courage of your convictions
to be brave and confident enough to do what you believe in: Although many of his policies were unpopular, he had the courage of his convictions to see them through.

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(Definition of courage from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"courage" in American English

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couragenoun [U]

us   /ˈkɜr·ɪdʒ, ˈkʌr·ɪdʒ/
the ability to control fear and to be willing to deal with something that is dangerous, difficult, or unpleasant: He lacked the courage to tax the American people to pay for his Great Society programs. It took me several months to get up the courage to ask her to lunch.
courageous
adjective us   /kəˈreɪ·dʒəs/
She showed herself to be a courageous journalist.
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Translations of “courage”
in Korean 용기…
in Arabic شَجاعة…
in Malaysian keberanian…
in French courage…
in Russian храбрость…
in Chinese (Traditional) 勇氣,膽量, 勇敢…
in Italian coraggio…
in Turkish cesaret, yüreklilik, korkusuzluk…
in Polish odwaga…
in Spanish valentía, valor, coraje…
in Vietnamese dũng cảm…
in Portuguese coragem…
in Thai ความกล้าหาญ…
in German der Mut…
in Catalan valor, coratge…
in Japanese 勇気…
in Chinese (Simplified) 勇气,胆量, 勇敢…
in Indonesian keberanian…
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“courage” in American English

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