VS.

Dare vs. Defy

Published:
Views: 54

Dareverb

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

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

Defyverb

(transitive) To challenge (someone) or brave (a hazard or opposition).

‘to defy an enemy;’; ‘to defy the power of a magistrate;’; ‘to defy the arguments of an opponent;’; ‘to defy public opinion’;

Dareverb

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

‘I dare you (to) kiss that girl.’;

Defyverb

(transitive) To refuse to obey.

‘If you defy your teacher you may end up in detention.’;

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?’;

Defyverb

To not conform to or follow a pattern, set of rules or expectations.

ADVERTISEMENT

Dareverb

(transitive) To terrify; to daunt.

Defyverb

To renounce or dissolve all bonds of affiance, faith, or obligation with; to reject, refuse, or renounce.

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.

Defynoun

(obsolete) A challenge.

Dareverb

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

Defyverb

To renounce or dissolve all bonds of affiance, faith, or obligation with; to reject, refuse, or renounce.

‘I defy the surety and the bond.’; ‘For thee I have defied my constant mistress.’;

ADVERTISEMENT

Dareverb

(obsolete) To lie or crouch down in fear.

Defyverb

To provoke to combat or strife; to call out to combat; to challenge; to dare; to brave; to set at defiance; to treat with contempt; as, to defy an enemy; to defy the power of a magistrate; to defy the arguments of an opponent; to defy public opinion.

‘I once againDefy thee to the trial of mortal fight.’; ‘I defy the enemies of our constitution to show the contrary.’;

Darenoun

A challenge to prove courage.

Defynoun

A challenge.

Darenoun

The quality of daring; venturesomeness; boldness.

Defyverb

resist or confront with resistance;

‘The politician defied public opinion’; ‘The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear’; ‘The bridge held’;

ADVERTISEMENT

Darenoun

Defiance; challenge.

Defyverb

elude, especially in a baffling way;

‘This behavior defies explanation’;

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.’;

Defyverb

challenge;

‘I dare you!’;

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.’;

Dareverb

To challenge; to provoke; to defy.

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

Dareverb

To lurk; to lie hid.

Dareverb

To terrify; to daunt.

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

Darenoun

The quality of daring; venturesomeness; boldness; dash.

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

Darenoun

Defiance; challenge.

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

Darenoun

A small fish; the dace.

Darenoun

a challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy;

‘he could never refuse a dare’;

Dareverb

take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission;

‘How dare you call my lawyer?’;

Dareverb

to be courageous enough to try or do something;

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

Dareverb

challenge;

‘I dare you!’;

Dareverb

have the courage to do something

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

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’;

Popular Comparisons

Latest Comparisons

Trending Comparisons