brave

[[t]bre͟ɪv[/t]]
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braver, bravest, braves, braving, braved
1) ADJ-GRADED Someone who is brave is willing to do things which are dangerous, and does not show fear in difficult or dangerous situations.

He was not brave enough to report the loss of the documents.

...those brave people who dared to challenge the Stalinist regimes.

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bravely ADV-GRADED usu ADV with v, also ADV adj

Our men wiped them out, but the enemy fought bravely and well...

Mr Kim bravely stood up to authority.

2) VERB If you brave unpleasant or dangerous conditions, you deliberately expose yourself to them, usually in order to achieve something. [WRITTEN]

[V n] Thousands have braved icy rain to demonstrate their support.

3) N-COUNT A brave is a young Native American man, especially one who is good at fighting. [OLD-FASHIONED]
4) PHRASE: V inflects If someone is putting on a brave face or is putting a brave face on a difficult situation, they are pretending that they are happy or satisfied when they are not.

He felt disappointed but he tried to put on a brave face...

The White House tried to put a brave face on the job figures.


English dictionary. 2008.

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