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English

Etymology

From Old English durran.

Pronunciation


Verb

Infinitive
to dare

Third person singular
dare or dares

Simple past
dared, or archaic durst

Past participle
dared

Present participle
daring

to dare (third-person singular simple present dare or dares, present participle daring, simple past dared, or archaic durst, past participle dared)
  1. (intransitive) To have enough courage (to do something).
    I wouldn't dare argue with my boss.
  2. (transitive) To defy or challenge (someone to do something)
    I dare you to kiss that girl.
  3. (transitive) To have enough courage to meet or do something, go somewhere, etc.; to face up to
    Will you dare death to reach your goal?

Usage notes

  • Dare is a semi-modal verb. The speaker can choose whether to use the auxiliary "to" when forming negative and interrogative sentences. For example, "I don't dare (to) go" and "I dare not go" are both correct. Similarly "Dare you go?" and "Do you dare (to) go?" are both correct.
  • In negative and interrogative sentences where "do" is not used, the third-person singular form of the verb is usually "dare" and not "dares": "Dare he go? He dare not go."
  • Colloquially, "dare not" can be contracted to "daren't".
  • The expression dare say, used almost exclusively in the first-person singular and in the present tense, means "think probable". It is also spelt daresay.

See also

Translations

Noun

Singular
dare

Plural
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  1. A challenge to prove courage.

Translations

Anagrams


Crimean Tatar

Noun

dare

  1. (music) tambourine

Italian

Etymology

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Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ˈdare]

Verb

dare [[Category:Template:lang:it verbs|dare]]

  1. (transitive) To give, to transfer the possession/holding of something to someone else.

Conjugation

simple compound
infinitive dare avere dato
gerund dando avendo dato
present participle dante
past participle dato
singular plural
person first second third first second third
indicative io tu lui/lei noi voi loro
simple
tenses
present do dai diamo date danno
imperfect davo davi dava davamo davate davano
passato remoto diedi (detti) desti diede (dette) demmo deste diedero (dettero)
future darò darai darà daremo darete daranno
conditional darei daresti darebbe daremmo dareste darebbero
compound
tenses
passato prossimo Use the present tense of avere plus the past participle
trapassato prossimo Use the imperfect tense of avere plus the past participle
trapassato remoto Use the passato remote tense of avere plus the past participle
futuro anteriore Use the future tense of avere plus the past participle
condizionale passato Use the conditional tense of avere plus the past participle
subjunctive che io che tu che lui/che lei che noi che voi che loro
simple
tenses
present dia dia dia diamo diate diano
imperfect dessi dessi desse dessimo deste dessero
compound
tenses
passato Use the present subjunctive of avere plus the past participle
trapassato Use the imperfect subjunctive of avere plus the past participle
- tu lui/lei noi voi loro
imperative , dai or da' dia diamo date diano
Usage notes

Imperatives compounded with pronouns

Derived terms


Japanese

Pronoun

dare (hiragana だれ)

  1. who, whom, whose

Latin

Verb

dare

  1. present active infinitive of do.

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