French translation of 'dare'
to dare sb to do sth défier qn de faire qch
I dare you to ... je te défie de ...
1. (= have enough courage) oser
to dare do sth oser faire qch
I daren’t tell him. (Britain) (Britain) Je n’ose pas le lui dire.
to dare to do sth oser faire qch
I didn’t dare to tell my parents. Je n’ai pas osé le dire à mes parents.
2. (forbidding, scolding)
don’t you dare! que je ne t’y prenne pas
Don’t you speak to me like that. Don’t you dare. Ne me parle pas comme ça. Je te l’interdis.
don’t you dare go ... je t’interdis d’aller ...
how dare you! comment osez-vous !
How dare you listen to my conversations! Comment osez-vous écouter mes conversations !
I dare say (that) ... (= I suppose) je suppose que ...
I dare say it’ll be okay. Je suppose que ça va aller.(= I expect) je suppose que ...
I dare say he’ll turn up. Il viendra sans doute.
dare I say it (= excuse me for saying this) si je puis me permettre
to do sth for a dare faire qch pour relever un défi
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Example Sentences Including 'dare'
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The president argued that the government dared not stand on ceremony in a national emergency.The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)
The people at the top dare not ask searching questions for fear of what they may learn.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
But not one dared to face the door.Peter Pan (1911)
She had not dared to ask the question before.Anne of Green Gables (1872)
Can we dare to dream again?Times, Sunday Times (2012)
He is so dangerous, they daren't speak his name.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
How did you get it out, dare I ask?Times, Sunday Times (2017)
I would not dare tell anyone.The Sun (2016)
He'll kill you if you dare anything.THE WOLF AND THE DOVE
It would have made a fine ashtray for anyone who dared to smoke here.Bomber (2006 (1970))
Those that envied him dared not challenge him.THE WOLF AND THE DOVE
He'll do anything for a dare.The Sun (2014)
United have to make the fans dare to dream again.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
No Wasp patriarch would have dared to defy democratic sensitivities so brazenly.IN DEFENCE OF ARISTOCRACY (2004)
No one has dared to challenge him.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Not that anyone would have dared say anything.The Sun (2008)
Of course it is difficult to become champions but you must dare to dream.The Sun (2015)
Which government would dare to impose it?Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Governments dare not be seen to be encouraging gambling.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
I do not dare do anything else.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Yet how dare they defy Thursday's referendum result?Times, Sunday Times (2016)
How dare this person measure the work of a pastor in such trivial terms?Christianity Today (2000)
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'dare' in Other Languages
British English: dare /dɛə/ VERB
If you dare to do something, you are brave enough to do it.
Most people don't dare to argue with him.
- American English: dare
- Arabic: يَجْرُؤُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: ousar
- Chinese: 敢于
- Croatian: usuditi se
- Czech: troufnout si
- Danish: vove
- Dutch: durven
- European Spanish: atreverse
- Finnish: uskaltaa
- French: oser
- German: wagen
- Greek: τολμώ
- Italian: osare
- Japanese: 思い切って･･･する
- Korean: 감히 ...하다
- Norwegian: våge
- Polish: ośmielić się
- European Portuguese: ousar
- Romanian: a îndrăzni
- Russian: осмеливаться
- Spanish: atreverse
- Swedish: våga
- Thai: กล้า
- Turkish: cüret etmek
- Ukrainian: сміти
- Vietnamese: dám
British English: dare NOUN
A dare is a challenge which one person gives to another to do something dangerous or frightening.
He'd do pretty much anything on a dare.
Translation of dare from the Collins English to French Dictionary