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Meaning & Definition of Dare in English

English

Dare

/dɛr/

noun

1. A challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy

  • "He could never refuse a dare"
    synonym:
  • dare
  • ,
  • daring

verb

1. Take upon oneself

  • Act presumptuously, without permission
  • "How dare you call my lawyer?"
    synonym:
  • make bold
  • ,
  • dare
  • ,
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • dare

3. Challenge

  • "I dare you!"
    synonym:
  • defy
  • ,
  • dare

Examples of using

Michale smiled, wanted to say something, but didn't dare.
I didn't dare to leave the baby.
I do not dare to promise something.