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courage

noun [U] uk   /ˈkʌr.ɪdʒ/  us   /ˈkɝː-/
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 ages to summon/pluck up the courage to ask for a promotion.
Synonym
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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in Arabic شَجاعة…
in Korean 용기…
in Malaysian keberanian…
in French courage…
in Turkish cesaret, yüreklilik, korkusuzluk…
in Italian coraggio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 勇氣,膽量, 勇敢…
in Russian храбрость…
in Polish odwaga…
in Vietnamese dũng cảm…
in Spanish valor, valentía, coraje…
in Portuguese coragem…
in Thai ความกล้าหาญ…
in German der Mut…
in Catalan valor, coratge…
in Japanese 勇気…
in Indonesian keberanian…
in Chinese (Simplified) 勇气,胆量, 勇敢…
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