Associations to the word «Dare»


DARE, verb. (intransitive) To have enough courage (to do something).
DARE, verb. (transitive) To defy or challenge (someone to do something)
DARE, verb. (transitive) To have enough courage to meet or do something, go somewhere, etc.; to face up to
DARE, verb. (transitive) To terrify; to daunt.
DARE, verb. (transitive) To catch (larks) by producing terror through the use of mirrors, scarlet cloth, a hawk, etc., so that they lie still till a net is thrown over them.
DARE, noun. A challenge to prove courage.
DARE, noun. The quality of daring; venturesomeness; boldness.
DARE, noun. Defiance; challenge.
DARE, verb. (obsolete) To stare stupidly or vacantly; to gaze as though amazed or terrified. [13th-16thc.]
DARE, verb. (obsolete) To lie or crouch down in fear. [13th-16thc.]
DARE, noun. A small fish, the dace.
DARE, proper noun. Acronym of w:Drug Abuse Resistance Education.
DARE, proper noun. Acronym of w:Dictionary of American Regional English.

Dictionary definition

DARE, noun. A challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy; "he could never refuse a dare".
DARE, verb. Take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission; "How dare you call my lawyer?".
DARE, verb. To be courageous enough to try or do something; "I don't dare call him", "she dares to dress differently from the others".
DARE, verb. Challenge; "I dare you!".

Wise words

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Nathaniel Hawthorne