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?

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!

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.

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.

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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