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dare

1 verb, modal verb
     
dare1 W3
1 [intransitive not in progressive] to be brave enough to do something that is risky or that you are afraid to do - used especially in questions or negative sentences:
He wanted to ask her, but he didn't dare.
'I'll tell Dad.' 'You wouldn't dare!'
dare (to) do something
I daren't go home.
Only a few journalists dared to cover the story.
She hardly dared hope that he was alive.
Dare we admit this?
2

how dare you

spoken said to show that you are very angry and shocked about what someone has done or said:
How dare you accuse me of lying!
3

don't you dare!

spoken said to warn someone not to do something because it makes you angry:
Don't you dare talk to me like that!
4 [transitive] to try to persuade someone to do something dangerous or embarrassing as a way of proving that they are brave
dare somebody to do something
They dared Ed to steal a bottle of his father's whiskey.
So jump, then. I dare you.
5

dare I say/suggest

spoken formal used when saying something that you think people may not accept or believe:
I thought the play was, dare I say it, boring.
6

I dare say

also I daresay spoken especially British English used when saying or agreeing that something may be true:
I dare say things will improve.

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