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venture

ven·ture

venture

 
 
pronunciation:
ven chr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an undertaking or enterprise that involves risk or is of uncertain outcome.
Are you planning to invest in this venture?He's trying to interest us in his new business venture.
synonyms:
adventure, enterprise, flier, foray, gamble, long shot, speculation
similar words:
experiment, project, risk, undertaking
definition 2: that which is risked in such an undertaking.
synonyms:
stake
similar words:
ante, interest, investment, share
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: ventured, ventures, venturing
definition 1: to undertake despite potential danger; brave the hazards of.
He decided to venture the trip after all.
synonyms:
chance, risk
similar words:
adventure, attempt, set about, undertake
definition 2: to express despite the risk of opposition or criticism.
The newcomer didn't dare to venture his opinion on the matter.
synonyms:
hazard
similar words:
express, offer, volunteer
definition 3: to expose to risk.
He was prepared to venture his fortune.
synonyms:
endanger, hazard, imperil, jeopardize, risk
similar words:
adventure, bet, gamble, pawn, stake, wager
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to move, travel, or proceed in a brave or adventurous manner.
He ventured out into the world with only a few cents in his pocket.The ducks ventured across the road.
synonyms:
embark
similar words:
adventure, forge, head, sally, strike out
derivation: venturer (n.)