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verb venture pronunciation in British English /ˈventʃə(r)/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleventuring
past tenseventured
past participleventured
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  1. 1
    [intransitive] to go somewhere unpleasant, dangerous, or exciting
    venture into/beyond/out of: They ventured into the dark damp forest.
    Our cat rarely ventures beyond the garden wall.
  2. 2
    [intransitive] to do something that is a risk
    venture into: He has recently ventured into an export business.
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  3. 3
    [transitive] to be brave enough to say something
    ‘I could do it,’ she ventured at last.
    venture to do something: She would never venture to ask for a rise.
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    1. a.
      used for introducing an opinion
      I’d venture a guess that he will fail dismally.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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