Synonyms for dare:

Sense 1

intercession, blandishments, arm-twisting, oppose, wiles, squeeze play, contradict, bargaining chip, blarney, bargaining counter, pep talk, fool with, flirt with, emotional blackmail, shock tactics, carrot, jeopardize.

Sense 2

hard sell, courtship, beard, sweetener.

Sense 3

hazard, stick out, gamble, risk, bait.

Sense 4

compromise, chance, mess with.

Sense 5


Sense 6


Sense 7


Sense 12




take a chance

risk, venture.


make bold.

Other synonyms and related words:

make bold, presume to, venture, fight, presume, beard, wiles, boldness, withstand, outface, hold, daring, compromise, stake, blandishments, sweetener, bait, pretend, disobey, jeopardize, risk, gamble, courtship, stump, outbrave, oppose, hardihood, hold up, contradict, chance, assume, refuse, hazard.

Sense 2 (noun)

oppose, bait, shock tactics, emotional blackmail, pressure, blandishments, wiles, hard sell, pitch, sweetener.

Sense 3 (noun)

jeopardize, gamble, pretend.

Sense 5 (noun)


challenge, defiance (noun)

defy, stump.

communication (noun)


dare (noun)

make bold, defy, daring, presume to.

challenge, defy someone (verb)

face, resist, beard, brave, oppose, confront.

communication (verb)


confront (verb)

outface, encounter, brave, deal with.

defy (verb)

disobey, contravene, face, confront, countermand, counter, counteract, cross, resist, challenge, defy, dissent, rebel, affront.

social (verb)

make bold, presume.

take a risk; be courageous (verb)

presume, make bold, risk, hazard, venture, gamble, stake.

Usage examples for dare:

  • I wonder if I dare? - "The Song of Songs", Hermann Sudermann.
  • I don't dare say it- I hardly dare think it! - "Counsel for the Defense", Leroy Scott.
  • I'm not Ermie, but I dare say Susy would rather see me than no one. - "The Children of Wilton Chase", Mrs. L. T. Meade.

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