- 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's never ventured abroad in his life.
- 2[transitive] (formal) to say or do something in a careful way, especially because it might upset or offend somebody 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[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. Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘adventure’, also ‘risk the loss of’): shortening of adventure.Extra examples A few people ventured out into the street. He ventured deeper into the forest. She ventured cautiously into the room. She would not have dared venture here alone. Some of the men ventured farther out to sea. They never ventured from their buildings after sunset. They rarely ventured beyond their local market town. We ventured down to the south coast over the weekend.Idioms (saying) used to say that you have to take risks if you want to achieve things and be successful Phrasal Verbsventure into something
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BrE BrE//ˈventʃə(r)//; NAmE NAmE//ˈventʃər//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they venture
BrE BrE//ˈventʃə(r)//; NAmE NAmE//ˈventʃər//he / she / it ventures
BrE BrE//ˈventʃəz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈventʃərz//past simple ventured
BrE BrE//ˈventʃəd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈventʃərd//past participle ventured
BrE BrE//ˈventʃəd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈventʃərd//-ing form venturing
BrE BrE//ˈventʃərɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈventʃərɪŋ//