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adventure

ad·ven·ture

adventure

 
 
pronunciation:
d ven chr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a journey or other undertaking that involves risk, danger, or excitement.
He wrote a book about his adventures on the Amazon.
 
synonyms:
enterprise, venture
similar words:
deed, expedition, experiment, exploit, feat, gamble, journey, risk, romance, speculation, undertaking, voyage
definition 2: participation in exciting or dangerous things, or the feeling that one gets from these experiences.
Some people join the army because they seek adventure.
similar words:
enterprise, initiative
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: adventured, adventures, adventuring
definition: to risk losing; gamble, venture.
He adventured his entire savings on the project.
synonyms:
hazard, risk, venture
similar words:
bet, endanger, jeopardize, stake, wager
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to take the risk.
Having lost everything once, he was hesitant to adventure again.
synonyms:
dare, venture
definition 2: to go ahead despite danger or risk.
They adventured across the ocean.
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