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dareverb

uk   /deər/  us   /der/
  • dare verb (BE BRAVE/RUDE)

B2 [I not continuous] to be brave enough to do something difficult or dangerous, or to be rude or silly enough to do something that you have no right to do: I was going to ask if his dog was better, but I didn't dare in case she had died. [+ (to) infinitive] Everyone in the office complains that he smells awful, but nobody dares (to) mention it to him. [+ infinitive without to] I wouldn't dare have a party in my flat in case the neighbours complained. Dare you tell him the news? I don't dare think how much it's going to cost.UK I daren't think how much it's going to cost.UK Do you dare (to) tell him the news? I'd never dare (to) talk to my mother the way Brandon talks to his. [+ to infinitive] He was under attack for daring to criticize the mayor.
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  • dare verb (ASK)

C1 [T] to ask someone to do something that involves risk: Wear the low-cut blouse with your pink shorts - go on, I dare you! [+ to infinitive] I dare you to ask him to dance.

darenoun [C]

uk   /deər/  us   /der/
(Definition of dare from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dare" in American English

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dareverb

 us   /deər/
  • dare verb (BE BRAVE)

(present tense dares or dare) to be brave enough to do something difficult or dangerous or that you should not do: [T] She wouldn’t dare go out alone there at night. [I] He wanted to touch it, but he didn’t dare. [+to infinitive] I can’t believe you dare to talk to me this way!
  • dare verb (ASK)

[T] to ask someone to do something that involves risk: I dare you to ask him to dance.

darenoun [C]

 /der, dær/
  • dare noun [C] (BRAVE ACT)

something difficult or dangerous that you do because someone asks you to do it: He jumped into the river on a dare.
(Definition of dare from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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