Meaning of “courage” in the English Dictionary

"courage" in English

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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.
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.
adjective us /kəˈreɪ·dʒəs/

She showed herself to be a courageous journalist.

(Definition of “courage” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)