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Meaning of “dare” - Learner’s Dictionary

dare

verb     /deər/
dare (to) do sth B2 to be brave enough to do something: I didn't dare tell Dad that I'd scratched his car.Taking risksGambling and bookmakingCompeting and contending (non-sporting)Competing in sport
dare sb to do sth to try to make someone do something dangerous: She dared her friend to climb onto the roof.Taking risksGambling and bookmaking
Don't you dare informal used to tell someone angrily not to do something: Don't you dare hit your sister!Intensifying expressions
How dare she/you, etc used to express anger about something someone has done: How dare you talk to me like that!Intensifying expressionsExpressions of anger
I dare say ( also I daresay) used when you think that something is probably true or will probably happen: I dare say she'll change her mind.Possible and probable
Translations of “dare”
in Spanish atraverse, osar, desafiar…
in Vietnamese dám, thách thức…
in Thai กล้า, ท้าทาย…
in Malaysian berani, bertaruh…
in French oser, défier…
in German wagen, herausfordern…
in Indonesian berani, menantang…
in Chinese (Simplified) 勇敢/鲁莽, 敢于, 胆敢…
in Chinese (Traditional) 勇敢/魯莽, 敢於, 膽敢,竟敢…
(Definition of dare verb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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