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Definition of Brave


  1. Bold; courageous; daring; intrepid; -- opposed to cowardly; as, a brave man; a brave act.
  2. Having any sort of superiority or excellence; -- especially such as in conspicuous.
  3. Making a fine show or display.
  4. A brave person; one who is daring.
  5. Specifically, an Indian warrior.
  6. A man daring beyond discretion; a bully.
  7. A challenge; a defiance; bravado.
  8. To encounter with courage and fortitude; to set at defiance; to defy; to dare.
  9. To adorn; to make fine or showy.

Brave Quotations

Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.
Paulo Coelho

The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.
Thomas Paine

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
Nelson Mandela

I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.
Leonardo da Vinci

Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.
Douglas MacArthur
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Brave Translations

brave in Danish is modig, tapper
brave in Dutch is flink, braaf, eerlijk, dapper, ferm
brave in Finnish is uljas, rohkea
brave in French is brave, vaillant, courageux
brave in German is tapfer, mutig, lieb
brave in Italian is coraggioso, valoroso
brave in Latin is fortis
brave in Norwegian is modig, tapper
brave in Portuguese is bravo
brave in Spanish is arrojado, animoso
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