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dare [ dɛə] vt.&aux.v.敢;竟敢

dare [dɛə] v.& aux.敢,敢于

I never dared be radical when young for fear it would make me conservative when old.我年轻时从来不敢激进,因为害怕那会使我年老时保守。

As a simple male, I wouldn't dare comment on that.

There was something forbidding on her face and I didn’t dare to look at her.

I dare not go there for fear that he would see me.

He dare not tell us his evil conduct.他不敢告诉我们他的恶行。

No prudent person dared to act on the assumption that, when the continent was settled, one government could include the whole; and when the vast expense broke up, as seemed inevitable, into a collection of separate nations, only discord, antagonism, and wars could be expected.

How dare you say such a thing?

He dared me to jump over the river.

I dare say you are right.

One may think that dares not speak.

Dare and the world always yields. lf it beats you sometimes, dare it again and again and it will succumb.
W. M . Thackeray. British novelist 
英国小说家萨克雷. W. M.

To conquer we need to dare, to dare again, ever to dare!
George Jacques Danton, French revolutionist

Only when a man's life comes to its end in prosperity dare we pro-nounce him happy.
Aeschylus.Ancient Greek dramatist

He who will not reason, is a bigot; he who cannot is a fool ;and he who dares not is a slave.
William Drummond. British engineer

God is Love, I dare say, but what a mischievous devil Love is .
Samuel Butler, British writer

How dare you!

Don’t you dare come back again!

Don't you dare! How dare you! 你好大的胆子啊!

How dare you!你敢!

Don’t you dare come back again!你敢再回来!

have someone's number清楚某人的底细,看穿某人
She dare not do anything to me, I have her number.

- put someone up to...唆使某人去……
How dare you to have lodged a complaint against me with the director ? Who put you up to it ?

不敢越雷池一步 [bù gǎn yuè léi chí yī bù] /dare not go one step beyond the prescribed limit/

大胆 [dà dǎn] /courageous/daring/fearless/

胆大 [dǎn dà] /daring/

敢 [gǎn] /dare/

敢于 [gǎn yú] /dare to/be bold in/have the courage to/

And perhaps most important of all, advertising provides a guarantee of reasonable value in the products and services you buy.
Apart from the fact that twenty-seven Acts of Parliament govern the terms of advertising, no regular advertiser dare promote a product that fails to live up to the promise of his advertisements.

{adj: adventurous, adventuresome} willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises
"adventurous pioneers"
"the risks and gains of an adventuresome economy"
<-> unadventurous

{adj: audacious, daring, venturesome, venturous} disposed to venture or take risks
"audacious visions of the total conquest of space"
"an audacious interpretation of two Jacobean dramas"
"the most daring of contemporary fiction writers"
"a venturesome investor"
"a venturous spirit"

{adj: avant-garde, daring} radically new or original
"an avant-garde theater piece"

{adj: bated} held back
"we watched the daring feats of the acrobats with bated breath"

{adj: bold} fearless and daring
"bold settlers on some foreign shore"
"a bold speech"
"a bold adventure"
<-> timid

{adj: brave, courageous} possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching
"Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring"- Herman Melville
"a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain"- William Wordsworth
"set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory"
<-> cowardly

{adj: daredevil, temerarious} presumptuously daring
"a daredevil test pilot having the right stuff"

{adj: hot} performed or performing with unusually great skill and daring and energy
"a hot drummer"
"he's hot tonight"

{adv: audaciously} in an audacious manner
"an idea so daring and yet so audaciously tempting that a shiver of excitement quivered through him"

{adv: shudderingly} with a shudder
"shudderingly, she acknowledged to herself that she dared not face what lay before her"

{n: audacity, audaciousness, temerity} fearless daring

{n: boldness, daring, hardiness, hardihood} the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger
"the proposal required great boldness"
"the plan required great hardiness of heart"
<-> timidity

{n: dare, daring} a challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy
"he could never refuse a dare"

{v: bell the cat} take a risk ; perform a daring act
"Who is going to bell the cat?"

{v: dare} to be courageous enough to try or do something
"I don't dare call him", "she dares to dress differently from the others"

{v: defy, dare} challenge
"I dare you!"

{v: make bold, dare, presume} take upon oneself ; act presumptuously, without permission
"How dare you call my lawyer?"

{v: take a dare, pick up the gauntlet} be dared to do something and attempt it

{v: take a dare} be dared to do something and not attempt it

She did not dare affront him, for she understood the pride of artists.

She was pleased with her daring and generous impulse, but her heart was fluttering in anxiety.

I dared not think about the implications for my brother, or I would fall apart.

Even now scientists marvel at the daring of general relativity.

Director Sam Mendes, also making his first film, dares a touch of expressionism.

If all goes according to his daring plan, this warehouse will be filled to capacity within the next few years and will handle everything: washing machines, cars, medicines, exercise machines, marmalade, model airplanes, everything except firearms and certain live animals.

Despite declining market share and sales, nobody dared change the system, despite its stunning inefficiencies.

A: I think that's your nonsense. That's beside the points.
B: How dare you say that? I worked it out after much calculation.
A: Let's calm down and try to find a good way.

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