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Definition of venture verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    venture

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈvɛntʃər//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they venture
     
    he / she / it ventures
     
    past simple ventured
     
    -ing form venturing
     
     
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  1. 1 [intransitive] + adv./prep. to go somewhere even though you know that it might be dangerous or unpleasant They ventured nervously into the water. He has never ventured far from his hometown.
  2. 2[transitive] (formal) to say or do something in a careful way, especially because it might upset or offend someone venture something She hardly dared to venture an opinion. He ventured a tentative smile. venture to do something I ventured to suggest that she might have made a mistake. + speech “And if I say no?” she ventured. venture that… He ventured that the data might be flawed.
  3. 3[transitive] venture something (on something) to risk losing something valuable or important if you are not successful at something synonym gamble It was wrong to venture his financial security on such a risky deal.
  4. Idioms
    nothing ventured, nothing gained (saying)
     
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    used to say that you have to take risks if you want to achieve things and be successful
    Phrasal Verbsventure into/on something
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: venture