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verb British English pronunciation: venture /ˈventʃə(r)/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyventure
he/she/itventures
present participleventuring
past tenseventured
past participleventured
  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.

  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.

    1. a.
      used for introducing an opinion

      I'd venture a guess that he will fail dismally.

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