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"venture" in British English

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venturenoun [C]

uk   /ˈven.tʃər/  us   /-tʃɚ/
C2 a new ​activity, usually in ​business, that ​involvesrisk or uncertainty: She ​advised us to ​lookabroad for more ​lucrative business ventures. There are many joint ventures between American and ​Japanesecompanies.

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ventureverb [I usually + adv/prep, T]

uk   /ˈven.tʃər/  us   /-tʃɚ/ formal
C2 to ​risk going ​somewhere or doing something that might be ​dangerous or ​unpleasant, or to ​risk saying something that might be ​criticized: She ​rarely ventured outside, except when she went to ​stock up on ​groceries. As we set off into the ​forest, we ​felt as though we were venturing (​forth) into the ​unknown. She ​tentatively ventured the ​opinion that the ​project would be too ​expensive to ​complete, but the ​bossignored her.

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

"venture" in American English

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venturenoun [C]

 us   /ˈven·tʃər/
an ​activity or ​plan of ​action, often in ​business, that ​involvesrisk or ​uncertainty: His most ​recentbusiness venture ​ended in ​bankruptcy.

ventureverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈven·tʃər/
to ​risk going ​somewhere or doing something that might be ​dangerous or ​unpleasant: [I always + adv/prep] He ​wanted to venture into the ​mountainouswilderness of the ​countryside. fml To venture something is to ​attempt it when you are ​likely to be ​wrong or to be ​criticized: [T] I wouldn’t venture an ​opinion about that.
(Definition of venture from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"venture" in Business English

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venturenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈventʃər/
a new ​businessactivity: business/commercial venture The ​firm is looking ​overseas for more ​lucrativebusiness ventures. The ​totalvalue of venture ​investmentsincreased to $5.6 ​billion in the second ​quarter. The American ​cargiant and its venture ​partner in China are ​investing millions of ​dollars to explore ways of ​reducingreliance on ​petrol. create/​form/set up a venture finance/​fund/​invest in a venture
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ventureverb

uk   us   /ˈventʃər/
[I + adverb/prep] to ​start a new ​activity, ​startthinking in a new way, or ​start doing an ​activity in a new ​place: venture into sth There are some excellent ​deals for new ​investors venturing into the ​electronicmarketplace. Meanwhile, the ​insurer has ventured beyond ​insurance with the ​launch of its first unsecured ​personalloan last week. The ​company has ​finally decided to venture ​overseas.
[T] to say something when it is ​risky to do this: venture a guess/opinion/judgement I don't have enough ​knowledge to venture a ​judgement. I was too shy to venture a comment.
(Definition of venture from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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