Definition of brave verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

brave

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//breɪv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//breɪv//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they brave
BrE BrE//breɪv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//breɪv//
 
he / she / it braves
BrE BrE//breɪvz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//breɪvz//
 
past simple braved
BrE BrE//breɪvd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//breɪvd//
 
past participle braved
BrE BrE//breɪvd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//breɪvd//
 
-ing form braving
BrE BrE//ˈbreɪvɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbreɪvɪŋ//
 
 
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brave somebody/something to have to deal with something difficult or unpleasant in order to achieve something He did not feel up to braving the journalists at the airport. Over a thousand people braved the elements (= went outside in spite of the bad weather) to attend the march. The firemen braved the flames to rescue the family. Word Origin late 15th cent.: from French, from Italian bravo ‘bold’ or Spanish bravo ‘courageous, untamed, savage’, based on Latin barbarus from Greek barbaros ‘foreign’.
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