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noun [uncountable] courage pronunciation in American English /ˈkʌrɪdʒ/
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  1. the ability to do something that you know is right or good, even though it is dangerous, frightening, or very difficult
    She has shown immense courage in opposing a corrupt and violent regime.
    have the courage to do something: I didn’t have the courage to admit I was wrong.
    pluck up/summon up (the) courage (=try to make yourself feel brave enough to do something): Eventually I plucked up the courage and made an appointment with the doctor.
    it takes courage to do something: It took a great deal of courage to leave her friends.
    1. a.
      the ability to be brave when you are in great pain
      He had faced his illness with great courage.


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