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1 dare /ˈdeɚ/ verb
dares; dared; daring
1 dare
/ˈdeɚ/
verb
dares; dared; daring
Learner's definition of DARE
[no object] : to have enough courage or confidence to do something : to not be too afraid to do something
often followed by to + verb
often followed by an infinitive verb without to
[+ object] : to do (something that is difficult or that people are usually afraid to do)
[+ object] : to tell (someone) to do something especially as a way of showing courage

don't you dare

used in speech to forcefully tell someone not to do something

how dare you

used in speech to show that you are angry about what someone has done or said

I dare say

somewhat formal + old-fashioned or chiefly British I daresay
used when you are stating your opinion about something
2 dare /ˈdeɚ/ noun
plural dares
2 dare
/ˈdeɚ/
noun
plural dares
Learner's definition of DARE
[count]
: the act of telling someone to do something as a way of showing courage usually singular
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