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

3 senses of venture

Sense 1
venture -- (any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome)
       => undertaking, project, task, labor -- (any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted; "he prepared for great undertakings")

Sense 2
speculation, venture -- (an investment that is very risky but could yield great profits; "he knew the stock was a speculation when he bought it")
       => investment, investment funds -- (money that is invested with an expectation of profit)

Sense 3
venture -- (a commercial undertaking that risks a loss but promises a profit)
       => commercial enterprise, business enterprise, business -- (the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; "computers are now widely used in business")

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

3 senses of venture

Sense 1
venture, embark -- (proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers; "We ventured into the world of high-tech and bought a supercomputer")
       => go, proceed, move -- (follow a procedure or take a course; "We should go farther in this matter"; "She went through a lot of trouble"; "go about the world in a certain manner"; "Messages must go through diplomatic channels")

Sense 2
guess, venture, pretend, hazard -- (put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation; "I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again"; "I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong")
       => speculate -- (talk over conjecturally, or review in an idle or casual way and with an element of doubt or without sufficient reason to reach a conclusion; "We were speculating whether the President had to resign after the scandal")

Sense 3
venture, hazard, adventure, stake, jeopardize -- (put at risk; "I will stake my good reputation for this")
       => risk, put on the line, lay on the line -- (expose to a chance of loss or damage; "We risked losing a lot of money in this venture"; "Why risk your life?"; "She laid her job on the line when she told the boss that he was wrong")

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