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Meaning of "dare" in Essential American English Dictionary

dare

verb   /deər/ ( present participle daring, past tense and past participle dared)
dare (to) do something to be brave enough to do something: I didn’t dare tell Dad that I’d scratched his car.
dare someone to do something to try to make someone do something dangerous: She dared her friend to climb onto the roof.
don’t you dare! used to tell someone angrily not to do something: Don’t you dare try to stop me!
how dare she, you, etc. said when you are very angry about something someone has done: How dare you talk to me like that!
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 from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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