dare

Definitions

  • MR. JOHNSTON, DARE I TELL YOU WHAT I KNOW
    MR. JOHNSTON, DARE I TELL YOU WHAT I KNOW
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v dare challenge "I dare you!"
    • v dare take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission "How dare you call my lawyer?"
    • 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"
    • n dare a challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy "he could never refuse a dare"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"TOUCH HIM IF YOU DARE." "TOUCH HIM IF YOU DARE."
"Peter dared not lift his head." "Peter dared not lift his head."
"Who dares kill Marius?" "Who dares kill Marius?"
Who are you who dare to knock at my door Who are you who dare to knock at my door

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Dr. Seuss wrote "Green Eggs and Ham" after his editor dared him to write a book using fewer than 50 different words.
    • n Dare (Zoöl) A small fish; the dace.
    • Dare Defiance; challenge. "Childish, unworthy dares Are not enought to part our powers.""Sextus Pompeius
      Hath given the dare to Cæsar."
    • Dare The quality of daring; venturesomeness; boldness; dash. "It lends a luster . . . A large dare to our great enterprise."
    • Dare To challenge; to provoke; to defy. "Time, I dare thee to discover
      Such a youth and such a lover."
    • v. i Dare dâr To have adequate or sufficient courage for any purpose; to be bold or venturesome; not to be afraid; to venture.☞ The present tense, I dare, is really an old past tense, so that the third person is he dare, but the form he dares is now often used, and will probably displace the obsolescent he dare, through grammatically as incorrect as he shalls or he cans. "I dare do all that may become a man; Who dares do more is none.""Why then did not the ministers use their new law? Bacause they durst not, because they could not.""Who dared to sully her sweet love with suspicion.""The tie of party was stronger than the tie of blood, because a partisan was more ready to dare without asking why.""The pore dar plede (the poor man dare plead).""You know one dare not discover you.""The fellow dares not deceive me.""Here boldly spread thy hands, no venom'd weed Dares blister them, no slimy snail dare creep."
    • Dare To have courage for; to attempt courageously; to venture to do or to undertake. "What high concentration of steady feeling makes men dare every thing and do anything?""To wrest it from barbarism, to dare its solitudes."
    • v. i Dare To lurk; to lie hid.
    • v. t Dare To terrify; to daunt. "For I have done those follies, those mad mischiefs,
      Would dare a woman."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In Delaware it is illegal to get married on a dare.
    • dare To be bold enough (to do something); have courage, strength of mind, or hardihood (to undertake some action or project); not to be afraid; venture: followed by an infinitive (with or without to) as object, or sometimes, by ellipsis, used absolutely.
    • dare [Originally and still often used in the third person of the present tense without a personal termination, and in such case always followed by the infinitive without to: as, he dare not do it.
    • dare To venture on; attempt boldly to perform.
    • dare To challenge; provoke to action, especially by asserting or implying that one lacks courage to accept the challenge; defy: as, to dare a man to fight.
    • dare To arouse; rouse.
    • n dare The quality of being daring; venturesomeness; boldness; dash; spirit.
    • n dare A challenge; defiance.
    • dare To be in fear; tremble with fear; be stupefied or dazed with fear. Specifically
    • dare To lie still in fear; lurk in dread; especially, lie or squat close to the ground, like a frightened bird or hare; look anxiously around, as such a lurking creature.
    • dare To droop; languish.
    • dare To strike with fear; terrify; daunt; dismay.
    • dare To terrify and catch (larks), as by means of a mirror or a piece of red cloth, or by walking round with a hawk on the fist where they are crouching, and then throwing a net over them.
    • n dare A mirror for daring larks.
    • n dare Same as dace, 1.
    • n dare A Middle English form of deer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The past-tense of the English word "dare" is "durst".
    • v.i Dare dār to be bold enough: to venture
    • pa.t Dare durst
    • v.t Dare to challenge: to defy
    • n Dare (Shak.) boldness, a challenge
    • adj Dare unreasonably rash and reckless
    • n Dare boldness
    • v.t Dare dār to frighten, terrify.
    • Dare dār Same as Dace.
    • Dare dār a small river fish of the carp family, and of the same genus as the roach, chub, minnow, &c.
    • n Dare dār a small river fish of the carp family, and of the same genus as the roach, chub, minnow, &c.
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Quotations

  • Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
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    “Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing.”
  • Horace
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    “Nothing is too high for the daring of mortals: we storm heaven itself in our folly.”
  • John Updike
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    “Art imitates Nature in this; not to dare is to dwindle.”
  • Lord Alfred Tennyson
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    “What rights are those that dare not resist for them?”
  • Homer
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    “And what he greatly thought, he nobly dared.”
  • Sir Walter Scott
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    “The will to do, the soul to dare.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. I dar, dear, I dare, imp. dorste, durste, AS. ic dear, I dare, imp. dorste,. inf. durran,; akin to OS. gidar, gidorsta, gidurran, OHG. tar, torsta, turran, Goth. gadar, gadaúrsta, Gr. tharsei^n , tharrei^n , to be bold, tharsy`s , bold, Skr. Dhrsh, to be bold. √70
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. darce—O. Fr. dars—Low L. dardus, a dart or javelin—of Teut. origin. So called from its quickness.

Usage

In literature:

You know that to-day is Pancake day, and because you think we haven't any butter and milk you don't dare speak.
"Nobody's Boy" by Hector Malot
We dare not usurp a privilege which has no other basis than our inner task.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
I dare say he lost himself, poor chap.
"The Peril Finders" by George Manville Fenn
I dared not tell him the truth, dared not say that I could not do what he asked.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
He had not dared to say a word to her about her father, whose death had taken place not yet three months since.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
He had no doubt that Braithwaite, in his new incarnation as a General, did dare to love her.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
Who is anxious for me, whom I can dare to thank, whom I may dare to love?
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
The giant figure in the White House alone had dared to brook his anger and block the way; for old Stoneman was the Congress of the United States.
"The Clansman" by Thomas Dixon
Mrs. Clifton was terrified at her husband's boldness, but dared not protest; however, she observed that it was a big undertaking.
"The Bill-Toppers" by Andre Castaigne
The latter was Chios, of whom she dared not think.
"Saronia" by Richard Short
Don't ask me to say any more, because I cannot, I dare not.
"The Slave of Silence" by Fred M. White
Don't you dare say it.
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine
He'd put it in there himself, I dare say, to annoy me.
"The Giant's Robe" by F. Anstey
I dare not have uttered some of them thus boldly; yet neither dare I condemn thee.
"In Convent Walls" by Emily Sarah Holt
But he was not the kind of scarecrow they would have dared to jeer at openly.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
The squatter, notwithstanding his fierce and formidable aspect, did not dare to reply in the same strain.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
I dare not go away with the memory of that child's face haunting me.
"The Master Mummer" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
She did not dare look up till the traces of tears had passed away; then she saw that her mother was asleep.
"The Wide, Wide World" by Susan Warner
The daring, reckless courage of the enterprise!
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
Mr Shepherd had once mentioned the word "advertise," but never dared approach it again.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
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In poetry:

Dare to do right,
Dare to do right,
Let your motto ever be
Dare to do right.
"Red Ribbon" by Julia A Moore
"But I will dare,
With a goodly drought,
To drink, nor spare
Till my thirst be out.
"Abu Midjan" by George MacDonald
My eyes scarce dare meet you
Lest they should prove
I but respond to you
And do not love.
"No One So Much As You" by Edward Thomas
I can write no stately proem
As a prelude to my lay;
From a poet to a poem
I would dare to say.
"To My Wife With a Copy of My Poems" by Oscar Wilde
Light in the eyes again,
Strength in the hand,
A spirit dares, dies, forgives
And can understand.
"The Approach" by Robert Nichols
Light in the eyes again,
Strength in the hand,
A spirit dares, dies, forgives,
And can understand!
"The Day's March" by Robert Nichols

In news:

Al Pelayo, Drake Thomas and Lance Thomas shared their daring plans with the community and the Maui County Council at a General Plan Committee meeting held on July 23 in Wailuku.
It's a brave man who would dare to put his hands in the mouth of a tiger.
We dare you to find a salad, sandwich or snack that isn't delicious.
In the latest I dare ya, Ducouer, Nicole tries her hand at being a model -- but it isn't what you think.
Severed heads, stumbling zombies, and other ghoulish surprises await brave souls who dare to wander through Markoff 's Haunted Forest.
With scatterguns close at hand, the groom dared not flee.
His daring stunts fascinated audiences.
But Charlie D'Agata reports that the daring plan wasn't quite what it seemed.
Try to stump Crowfield's Parker Gins (second from right), we dare ya.
Nairobi Journal;Take (On) the Minibuses, if You Dare.
Naturalism to the Daring.
Dare's Funeral Home made the arrangements.
A Daring Look for Daytime.
He downplayed dangerous submission specialist Rousimar Palhares ahead of UFC 88 to the point that you'd have thought the UFC plucked a random name out of the hat for him on a drunken dare.
None Dare Call It Default.
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In science:

Factor graph for the joint difficulty-abilityresponse estimation (DARE) model.
How To Grade a Test Without Knowing the Answers --- A Bayesian Graphical Model for Adaptive Crowdsourcing and Aptitude Testing
We empirically tested the DARE model discussed in Section 3.1 using a dataset of responses to a standard intelligence test, called Raven’s Standard Progressive Matrices (SPM) (Raven), which falls within the category of multiple choice domains.
How To Grade a Test Without Knowing the Answers --- A Bayesian Graphical Model for Adaptive Crowdsourcing and Aptitude Testing
First, we investigate the DARE model’s ability to handle missing correct answers yq .
How To Grade a Test Without Knowing the Answers --- A Bayesian Graphical Model for Adaptive Crowdsourcing and Aptitude Testing
When provided with the responses of all 120 participants the DARE model correctly infers the correct responses for 46 of the questions.
How To Grade a Test Without Knowing the Answers --- A Bayesian Graphical Model for Adaptive Crowdsourcing and Aptitude Testing
One can think of DARE as an aggregator that receives the responses of a crowd of participants, and outputs the inferred answer for each question.
How To Grade a Test Without Knowing the Answers --- A Bayesian Graphical Model for Adaptive Crowdsourcing and Aptitude Testing
Figure 4 shows how well the question, participant and DARE models perform in this regard.
How To Grade a Test Without Knowing the Answers --- A Bayesian Graphical Model for Adaptive Crowdsourcing and Aptitude Testing
Our analysis shows that DARE slightly outperforms ma jority voting on this dataset.
How To Grade a Test Without Knowing the Answers --- A Bayesian Graphical Model for Adaptive Crowdsourcing and Aptitude Testing
We also tested how well DARE estimate participants skills, similarly to Figure 3.
How To Grade a Test Without Knowing the Answers --- A Bayesian Graphical Model for Adaptive Crowdsourcing and Aptitude Testing
We now show how DARE can be used for adaptive skill testing.
How To Grade a Test Without Knowing the Answers --- A Bayesian Graphical Model for Adaptive Crowdsourcing and Aptitude Testing
We use DARE to estimate a participant’s raw IQ score after only observing this participant’s responses to a set of “asked” questions (revealed responses).
How To Grade a Test Without Knowing the Answers --- A Bayesian Graphical Model for Adaptive Crowdsourcing and Aptitude Testing
Special thanks to Alexander Lenz and Johannes Albrecht who dared to read the article before submission.
Brief Review of Charm Physics
Not being an expert in this field, I still dare to suggest that the RHIC summer workshop itself is a perfect example of this phenomenon.
The Phases of QCD
We would not dare to go beyond that, and estimate the reliability of the experimental procedure itself.
The importance of the nucleon-nucleon correlations for the eta alpha S-wave scattering length, and the pi-eta mixing angle in the low-energy eta alpha scattering length model
However, I dare to suggest an understanding of the GSL in the context of the nonequilibrium thermodynamics as follows.
The generalised second law and the black hole evaporation in an empty space as a nonequilibrium process
While there was doubtless considerable sympathy for Sakharov among many of the Soviet physicists attending the conference, Okun was the only one I saw who dared to associate openly on the streets of Tbilisi with Sakharov during the meeting.
Z' Bosons, the NuTeV Anomaly, and the Higgs Boson Mass
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