How to use
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?
how dare you
said to show that you are very angry and shocked about what someone has done or said
How dare you accuse me of lying!
don't you dare!
said to warn someone not to do something because it makes you angry
Don't you dare talk to me like that!
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
dare I say/suggest
used when saying something that you think people may not accept or believe
I thought the play was, dare I say it, boring.
I dare say
especially British English
used when saying or agreeing that something may be true
I dare say things will improve.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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