dare n : a challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy; "he could never refuse a dare" [syn: daring]
1 take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission; "How dare you call my lawyer?" [syn: make bold, presume]
2 to be courageous enough to try or do something; "I don't dare call him", "she dares to dress differently from the others"
3 challenge; "I dare you!" [syn: defy]
- Rhymes: -ɛə(r)
- Dare is a semi-modal verb. The speaker can choose whether to use the auxiliary "to" when forming negative and interrogative sentences. For example, "I don't dare (to) go" and "I dare not go" are both correct. Similarly "Dare you go?" and "Do you dare (to) go?" are both correct.
- In negative and interrogative sentences where "do" is not used, the third-person singular form of the verb is usually "dare" and not "dares": "Dare he go? He dare not go."
- Colloquially, "dare not" can be contracted to "daren't".
- The expression dare say, used almost exclusively in the first-person singular and in the present tense, means "think probable". It is also spelt daresay.
to have courage
to defy or challenge
- To give, to transfer the possession/holding of something to someone else.
A dare is a risky challenge one person suggests to another, to try to get the person to prove their courage.
Dare may also refer to:
- Dare (album), an album by the Human League
- "Dare", a song from the soundtrack of The Transformers: The Movie
- DARE (song), a UK no. 1 single by the Gorillaz, from their album Demon Days
- Dare, a band fronted by Darren Wharton
- Dare (novel), a 1965 novel by Philip José Farmer
- Dare, a 2007 novel by BET host Abiola Abrams
dare in German: Dare
dare in French: Dare
dare in Dutch: Dare
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