Dare

Definition of Dare

Pronunciation: dâr
v. i.1.To have adequate or sufficient courage for any purpose; to be bold or venturesome; not to be afraid; to venture.
[imp. Durst (dûrst) or Dared (dârd); p. p. Dared; p. pr. & vb. n. Daring.]
I dare do all that may become a man; Who dares do more is none.
- Shak.
Why then did not the ministers use their new law? Bacause they durst not, because they could not.
- Macaulay.
Who dared to sully her sweet love with suspicion.
- Thackeray.
The tie of party was stronger than the tie of blood, because a partisan was more ready to dare without asking why.
- Jowett (Thu yd.).
The pore dar plede (the poor man dare plead).
- P. Plowman.
You know one dare not discover you.
- Dryden.
The fellow dares not deceive me.
- Shak.
Here boldly spread thy hands, no venom'd weed
Dares blister them, no slimy snail dare creep.
- Beau. & Fl.
v. t.1.To have courage for; to attempt courageously; to venture to do or to undertake.
[imp. & p. p. Dared; p. pr. & vb. n. Daring.]
What high concentration of steady feeling makes men dare every thing and do anything?
- Bagehot.
To wrest it from barbarism, to dare its solitudes.
- The Century.
2.To challenge; to provoke; to defy.
Time, I dare thee to discover
Such a youth and such a lover.
- Dryden.
n.1.The quality of daring; venturesomeness; boldness; dash.
It lends a luster . . .
A large dare to our great enterprise.
- Shak.
2.Defiance; challenge.
Childish, unworthy dares
Are not enought to part our powers.
- Chapman.
Sextus Pompeius
Hath given the dare to Cæsar.
- Shak.
v. i.1.To lurk; to lie hid.
v. t.1.To terrify; to daunt.
For I have done those follies, those mad mischiefs,
Would dare a woman.
- Beau. & Fl.
To dare larks
to catch them by producing terror through to use of mirrors, scarlet cloth, a hawk, etc., so that they lie still till a net is thrown over them.
- Nares.
n.1.(Zool.) A small fish; the dace.

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