[ UK /bɹˈe‍ɪv/ ]
[ US /ˈbɹeɪv/ ]
VERB
  1. face and withstand with courage
    She braved the elements
NOUN
  1. a North American Indian warrior
  2. people who are brave
    the home of the free and the brave
    the home of the free and the brave
ADJECTIVE
  1. invulnerable to fear or intimidation
    audacious explorers
    fearless reporters and photographers
    intrepid pioneers
  2. brightly colored and showy
    `braw' is a Scottish word
    girls decked out in brave new dresses
    birds with gay plumage
    a dress a bit too gay for her years
    brave banners flying
  3. possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching
    Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring
    set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory
    a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain
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How To Use brave In A Sentence

  • The heroic deeds of this brave and noble Irishman have brought honour and glory to his native land.
  • The new film just seems to be skirting round things; it hasn't been brave enough.
  • This day wilt thou either bring back in triumph the gory head and spoils of Aeneas, and we will avenge Lausus 'agonies; or if no force opens a way, thou wilt die with me: for I deem not, bravest, thou wilt deign to bear an alien rule and a Teucrian lord.' The Aeneid of Virgil
  • If you're brave to say 'goodbye,' life will reward you with a 'hello.'. Paulo Coelho 
  • I put on my thick coat ready to brave the elements.
  • We have to make a definite move to cross over the boundary from cowardice to bravery.
  • Please let's change and be people with brave hearts and forget all about violence against any particular sex in this independent country.
  • The Norwegian's header across goal seemed to leave Arveladze with an unmissable chance, but Culkin made a brave stop and was extremely unlucky that the rebound fell to Reyna, who scored from six yards.
  • His brave words are merely a pose.
  • The judge praised the firefighters for their bravery and devotion to duty.
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