How Do You Spell DARED?

Pronunciation: [dˈe͡əd] (IPA)

The word "dared" is spelled with the letters D-A-R-E-D. The IPA phonetic transcription for "dared" is /dɛərd/. The first syllable is pronounced with the "EH" vowel sound, as in "bed". The second syllable is pronounced with the "ER" vowel sound, as in "herd". The consonant sound "D" is pronounced in both syllables. "Dared" is the past tense of the verb "dare", which means to have the courage to do something.

DARED Meaning and Definition

  1. Dared is the past tense and past participle form of the verb "dare." The term "dare" is primarily used as a transitive verb, but can also function as an intransitive verb or noun.

    As a transitive verb, to dare means to have the courage or audacity to confront, challenge, or provoke someone or something. It implies engaging in an action that is bold, risky, or contrary to normal expectations, often with the intention of proving something or facing potential consequences. For example, "She dared to speak up against injustice" or "They dared each other to jump off the cliff."

    When used intransitively, dare denotes being brave or courageous enough to confront a situation or potential danger. It often implies taking a risk or behaving in an untraditional manner. For instance, "He didn't dare to make a sound as the intruder passed."

    As a noun, the term dare refers to a challenge or invitation to perform an audacious or risky action, typically meant to test one's courage or resolve. It can also refer to a display of boldness or audacity. For example, "He accepted the dare to bungee jump off the bridge" or "Her actions were a daring display of bravery."

    In general, the word "dared" conveys the act of being bold or courageous enough to overcome apprehensions or societal norms in order to face or provoke potential risks or challenges.

  2. Defied.

    Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Etymology of DARED

The word dared has its origins in the Old English word durran, which meant To have the courage to do or undertake something; to venture. It evolved from the West Germanic word dars, which also meant to dare or to challenge. The word has roots in the Proto-Germanic word derskaz, which meant bold or daring.

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Conjugate verb Dared


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