verb (used without object), dared or (Archaic) durst; dared; daring; present singular 3rd person dares or dare.
verb (used with object), dared or (Archaic) durst; dared; daring; present singular 3rd person dares or dare.
Origin of dare
Related formsdar·er, nounre·dare, verb (used with object), re·dared, re·dar·ing.un·dared, adjective
Examples from the Web for dared
He subsequently asked a reporter to accompany him as he dared to share his story with the police for the first time.Victim: I Watched British MPs Rape and Murder Young Boys|Nico Hines|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Uber recently threatened to use the personal data of a tech journalist to destroy her because she dared criticize them.
I was quoted in The New York Times saying, ‘We dared to be dull’.Can Obama and a Republican Senate Find Common Ground?|Eleanor Clift|November 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Those that dared to complain were punished with bad shifts, demoted, or even fired.Waitressing Is One of the Worst Jobs for Sexual Harassment|Brandy Zadrozny|October 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And would he have dared to say, “I hate Putin, he is making the world unsafe?”
Penny dared not take time to try to convince the youth of the folly of fleeing from Immigration authorities.Swamp Island|Mildred A. Wirt
He was breathing heavily, as if asleep, and she dared not speak.Those Dale Girls|Frank Weston Carruth
Paul was afraid that he would begin again, and he dared not touch him lest he should cry out.Paul Gerrard|W.H.G. Kingston
She would not have hesitated an instant if only Richard had not dared her in that scary way.Georgina of the Rainbows|Annie Fellows Johnston
My companion's indignation was so great that I could see that he dared not trust himself to reply.
British Dictionary definitions for dared
- (it is) quite possible (that)
- probably: used as sentence substitute