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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

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

Indira Gandhi Quote
Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.
Indira Gandhi

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

A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
Mahatma Gandhi

We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.
Helen Keller
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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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