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Definition of Dare


  1. To have adequate or sufficient courage for any purpose; to be bold or venturesome; not to be afraid; to venture.
  2. To have courage for; to attempt courageously; to venture to do or to undertake.
  3. To challenge; to provoke; to defy.
  4. The quality of daring; venturesomeness; boldness; dash.
  5. Defiance; challenge.
  6. To lurk; to lie hid.
  7. To terrify; to daunt.
  8. A small fish; the dace.

Dare Quotations

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt

In the flush of love's light, we dare be brave. And suddenly we see that love costs all we are, and will ever be. Yet it is only love which sets us free.
Maya Angelou

Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.
Jonas Salk

Love comes when manipulation stops; when you think more about the other person than about his or her reactions to you. When you dare to reveal yourself fully. When you dare to be vulnerable.
Joyce Brothers

Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.
John F. Kennedy
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Dare Translations

dare in Afrikaans is waag
dare in Danish is vove
dare in Dutch is zich vermetelen, wagen
dare in French is aventurer
dare in German is wagen, sich getrauen
dare in Portuguese is desafio
dare in Spanish is atreverse, reto
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