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Bold vs. Dare

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Boldnoun

(obsolete) A dwelling; habitation; building.

Dareverb

(intransitive) To have enough courage (to do something).

‘I wouldn't dare argue with my boss.’;

Boldadjective

Courageous, daring.

‘Bold deeds win admiration and, sometimes, medals.’;

Dareverb

(transitive) To defy or challenge (someone to do something)

‘I dare you (to) kiss that girl.’;

Boldadjective

Visually striking; conspicuous.

‘the painter's bold use of colour and outline’;

Dareverb

(transitive) To have enough courage to meet or do something, go somewhere, etc.; to face up to

‘Will you dare death to reach your goal?’;

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Boldadjective

Having thicker strokes than the ordinary form of the typeface.

‘The last word of this sentence is bold.’;

Dareverb

(transitive) To terrify; to daunt.

Boldadjective

Presumptuous, forward or impudent.

Dareverb

(transitive) To catch (larks) by producing terror through the use of mirrors, scarlet cloth, a hawk, etc., so that they lie still till a net is thrown over them.

Boldadjective

(Ireland) Naughty; insolent; badly-behaved.

‘All of her children are terribly bold and never do as they are told.’;

Dareverb

(obsolete) To stare stupidly or vacantly; to gaze as though amazed or terrified.

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Boldadjective

Full-bodied.

Dareverb

(obsolete) To lie or crouch down in fear.

Boldadjective

(Philippines) Pornographic; depicting nudity.

Darenoun

A challenge to prove courage.

Boldadjective

Steep or abrupt.

Darenoun

The quality of daring; venturesomeness; boldness.

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Boldverb

(transitive) To make (a font or some text) bold.

Darenoun

Defiance; challenge.

Boldverb

To make bold or daring.

Dareverb

To have adequate or sufficient courage for any purpose; to be bold or venturesome; not to be afraid; to venture.

‘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 weedDares blister them, no slimy snail dare creep.’;

Boldverb

To become bold.

Dareverb

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.’;

Boldadjective

Forward to meet danger; venturesome; daring; not timorous or shrinking from risk; brave; courageous.

‘Throngs of knights and barons bold.’;

Dareverb

To challenge; to provoke; to defy.

‘Time, I dare thee to discoverSuch a youth and such a lover.’;

Boldadjective

Exhibiting or requiring spirit and contempt of danger; planned with courage; daring; vigorous.

Dareverb

To lurk; to lie hid.

Boldadjective

In a bad sense, too forward; taking undue liberties; over assuming or confident; lacking proper modesty or restraint; rude; impudent.

‘Thou art too wild, too rude and bold of voice.’;

Dareverb

To terrify; to daunt.

‘For I have done those follies, those mad mischiefs,Would dare a woman.’;

Boldadjective

Somewhat overstepping usual bounds, or conventional rules, as in art, literature, etc.; taking liberties in composition or expression; as, the figures of an author are bold.

‘The cathedral church is a very bold work.’;

Darenoun

The quality of daring; venturesomeness; boldness; dash.

‘It lends a luster . . . A large dare to our great enterprise.’;

Boldadjective

Standing prominently out to view; markedly conspicuous; striking the eye; in high relief.

‘Shadows in painting . . . make the figure bolder.’;

Darenoun

Defiance; challenge.

‘Childish, unworthy daresAre not enought to part our powers.’; ‘Sextus PompeiusHath given the dare to Cæsar.’;

Boldadjective

Steep; abrupt; prominent.

‘Where the bold cape its warning forehead rears.’;

Darenoun

A small fish; the dace.

Boldverb

To make bold or daring.

Darenoun

a challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy;

‘he could never refuse a dare’;

Boldverb

To be or become bold.

Dareverb

take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission;

‘How dare you call my lawyer?’;

Boldnoun

a typeface with thick heavy lines

Dareverb

to be courageous enough to try or do something;

‘I don't dare call him’; ‘she dares to dress differently from the others’;

Boldadjective

fearless and daring;

‘bold settlers on some foreign shore’; ‘a bold speech’; ‘a bold adventure’;

Dareverb

challenge;

‘I dare you!’;

Boldadjective

clear and distinct;

‘bold handwriting’; ‘a figure carved in bold relief’; ‘a bold design’;

Dareverb

have the courage to do something

‘she leaned forward as far as she dared’; ‘a story he dare not write down’;

Boldadjective

very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front;

‘a bluff headland’; ‘where the bold chalk cliffs of England rise’; ‘a sheer descent of rock’;

Dareverb

defy or challenge (someone) to do something

‘she was daring him to disagree’; ‘swap with me, I dare you’;

Dareverb

take the risk of; brave

‘few dared his wrath’;

Darenoun

a challenge, especially to prove courage

‘she ran across a main road for a dare’;

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