—v.i. to have the necessary courage or boldness for something; be bold enough: You wouldn't dare!
—v.t. 1. to have the boldness to try; venture; hazard.
2. to meet defiantly; face courageously.
3. to challenge or provoke (a person) into a demonstration of courage; defy: to dare a man to fight. 4. dare say, daresay.
—auxiliary v. to have the necessary courage or boldness to (used chiefly in questions and negatives): How dare you speak to me like that? He dare not mention the subject again.
—n. an act of daring or defiance; challenge.
Pronunciation: (dâr),[key] —n. Virginia, 1587–?, first child born of English parents in the Western Hemisphere.