Meaning of “dare” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb uk us /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.
dare sb to do sth

to try to make someone do something dangerous:

She dared her friend to climb onto the roof.
Don't you dare informal

used to tell someone angrily not to do something:

Don't you dare hit your sister!
How dare she/you, etc

used to express anger about something someone has done:

How dare you talk to me like that!
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.

(Definition of “dare verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)