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1 to invite (someone) to take part in a contest or to perform a feat
  • I dare you to repeat that to my face!
  • he dared his friend to race to the end of the block

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2 to oppose (something hostile or dangerous) with firmness or courage
  • every day the old fisherman dared the elements to make his meager living

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The first known use of dare was before the 12th century

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“Dare.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 10 December 2019.

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to state or do over again or repeatedly

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