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English

Etymology

From French brave, borrowed from Italian bravo, of uncertain origin.

Pronunciation

Adjective

brave (comparative braver, superlative bravest)

Positive
brave

Comparative
braver

Superlative
bravest

  1. Strong in the face of fear; courageous.
    • 1987, "...he has been so brave, giving it all a dignity." – The Last Diary, Michael Grumley

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Noun

Singular
brave

Plural
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  1. A native American warrior.

Verb

Infinitive
to brave

Third person singular
braves

Simple past
braved

Past participle
-

Present participle
braving

to brave (third-person singular simple present braves, present participle braving, simple past and past participle braved)
  1. To overcome one's initial fear(s).
    After braving tricks on the high-dive, he braved a jump off the first diving platform.

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French

Pronunciation

Adjective

brave

  1. brave
  2. honest

Synonyms

Noun

brave

  1. hero

Related terms


Italian

Adjective

brave f. pl.

  1. feminine plural of bravo

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