[ US /ˈdɛɹ/ ]
[ UK /dˈe‍ə/ ]
  1. a challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy
    he could never refuse a dare
  1. to be courageous enough to try or do something
    I don't dare call him
    she dares to dress differently from the others
  2. challenge
    I dare you!
  3. take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission
    How dare you call my lawyer?
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How To Use dare In A Sentence

  • He deliberately paused outside the door, forcing them to wait in frustration before they dared erupt into excited comment.
  • For a long time I daren't tell him I knew, and when I did he went wild.
  • Now Tyndareus bestowed me on thy father not that I or any children I might bear should be slain. Electra
  • Armed with splinters of steel, two ant-sized men dare the formidable mysteries of a termitary. The Raid on the Termites
  • It's here that he rails for the umpteenth time against lesser critics who have dared to suggest that his boisterous, agonistic account of writerly influence might be weighted in favour of a certain masculinist tradition. The Anatomy of Influence by Harold Bloom – review
  • On the promotion campaign across 11 cities, the Dew Adventure Games with daredevil feats by international skate boarders and BMX bike riders drew huge crowds.
  • Why it gave me consternation I could not have told; I dare say my inveracities of the day before had failed to digest. The Flower of the Chapdelaines
  • And therefore (quod iterum moneo, licet nauseam paret lectori, malo decem potius verba, decies repetita licet abundare, quam unum desiderari) I would advise him that is actually melancholy not to read this tract of Symptoms, lest he disquiet or make himself for a time worse, and more melancholy than he was before. Anatomy of Melancholy
  • Facing off against Daredevil's way coolist foe of the day, Death-Stalker, the team-up had a great moment when the villain grabbed GR's flaming skull and was freaked to find that he wouldn't die. DAREDEVIL #102 Marvel Comics, 1973
  • Close beside me stood my excellent friend Griffiths, the jolly hosteler, of whom I take the present opportunity of saying a few words, though I dare say he has been frequently described before, and by far better pens. The Bible in Spain
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