brave - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    capable of dealing with danger or pain, without seeming to be frightened

    the brave soldiers who fought and died for their country

    1. a.
      used about someone’s behaviour

      a very brave act

      a brave attempt to rescue the children

    2. b.
      used about a child who tries hard not to show that they are frightened or feeling pain

      She’s been a very brave little girl.

  2. 2
    a brave decision, action, or choice is one that you make even though it involves risk and may cause problems for you

    The project requires huge investment, so it’s a very brave venture in the current economic climate.

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