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venture

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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ventureven‧ture1 /ˈventʃə $ -ər/ ●○○ noun [countable]  BBBBUSINESSa new business activity that involves taking risksbusiness/commercial venturejoint venture (=when two companies do something together)
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ventureHis bankruptcy was the result of several reckless business ventures.a real-estate ventureFord has invested $125 million in a joint venture to build engines in China.It is difficult to formulate a standard definition of a joint venture.Westinghouse will take a 48 percent stake in the joint venture and invest $ 2. 5 million.Mattel would not disclose its investment in the new venture.Local councillors can be quite obstructive to new ventures by farmers.The group is planning to risk everything to get their next venture off the ground.Each year we endeavour to be represented in helping in one of their fund-raising ventures.They said the venture is being sold because the companies can import products more economically.joint ventureSome analysts also said that a joint venture with Canon is possible.The decision point is particularly important for joint ventures projects.United Distillers employs around 10,000 people worldwide and, with its joint ventures, an additional 1,500.Grove touted the Pandesic joint venture software as a turnkey solution for businesses seeking to conduct sales over the Internet.Under the joint venture the council will pay nothing, while profits will accrue to Biomass.This joint venture between George Gibson & Co.
ventureventure2 ●○○ verb  1 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]BRAVEGO to go somewhere that could be dangerous When darkness fell, he would venture out. She paused before venturing up the steps to the door. children who lack the confidence to venture into libraries2 [transitive]BRAVE to say or do something in an uncertain way because you are afraid it is wrong or will seem stupid ‘You’re on holiday here?’ he ventured.venture to do something I ventured to ask him what he was writing.venture an opinion/question/word etc If we had more information, it would be easier to venture a firm opinion. Roy ventured a tentative smile.venture that I ventured that the experiment was not conclusive.3 nothing ventured, nothing gained venture into something venture on/upon something→ See Verb table
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ventureThe scouts would venture ahead if there was room enough to walk, and return ashen-faced.Sluggish gold and energy prices for most of 1995 helped explain investors' reluctance to venture into hard assets.All experienced hillwalkers are well aware of the dangers of venturing on to the hills without being properly equipped and prepared.Another time, a photographer had ventured on to the reef that rose up from the sea at the far corner.Parents should teach youngsters to believe in themselves and to venture out and take risks.But it does happen, and I venture to suggest should happen wherever there is apparently terminal decline.However, when practising always sail in a safe, flat water environment and never venture underneath any diving boards.venture thatI had been so protected on this venture that any sense of risk had disappeared long ago.The chairman who ventured that mild criticism was well-placed to do so.Barneys says those stores marked the beginning of a beautiful friendship, a joint venture that only awaited a formal agreement.The Burrs' is just the sort of tourist venture that Thamesdown Council's trying to promote.Yet I would venture that the landscape of our country alone would justify the use of this lofty adjective.Some even ventured that the latter were more critical.So successful was this venture that two further houses were opened in September.
From Longman Business Dictionaryventureven‧ture1 /ˈventʃə-ər/ noun [countable]COMMERCE a new business activity or project that involves taking risksShe identified potential customers for a new business venture she was evaluating. joint ventureventureventure2 verb venture into something→ See Verb table
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Verb table
venture
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyventure
he, she, itventures
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyventured
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave ventured
he, she, ithas ventured
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad ventured
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill venture
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have ventured
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam venturing
he, she, itis venturing
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you, we, theyare venturing
Past
I, he, she, itwas venturing
you, we, theywere venturing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been venturing
he, she, ithas been venturing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been venturing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be venturing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been venturing
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