Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun dare

1 sense of dare

Sense 1
dare, daring -- (a challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy; "he could never refuse a dare")
       => challenge -- (a call to engage in a contest or fight)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb dare

3 senses of dare

Sense 1
make bold, dare, presume -- (take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission; "How dare you call my lawyer?")
       => act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel")

Sense 2
dare -- (to be courageous enough to try or do something; "I don't dare call him", "she dares to dress differently from the others")
       => act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel")

Sense 3
defy, dare -- (challenge; "I dare you!")
       => challenge -- (issue a challenge to; "Fischer challenged Spassky to a match")

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