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King James Dictionary [1]

DARE, pret. durst. To have courage to any purpose to have strength of mind or hardihood to undertake anything to be bold enough not to be afraid to venture to be adventurous.

I dare do all that may become a man. Shak.

Dare any of you go to law before the unjust?  1 Cor. 6

None of his disciples durst ask him, who art thou.  John 21

In this intransitive sense, dare is not generally followed by the sign to before another verb in the infinitive though to may be used with propriety. In German, the verb is numbered among the auxiliaries. In the transitive form, it is regular thus,

DARE, pret. and pp. dared. To challenge to provoke to defy as, to dare a man to fight.

Time, I dare thee to discover such a youth and such a lover. Dryden.

To dare larks, to catch them by means of a looking glass, or by keeping a bird of prey hovering aloft, which keeps them in amaze till caught to terrify or amaze.

DARE, Defiance challenge.

DARE, n. A small fish, the same as the dace.

Webster's Dictionary [2]

(1): ( n.) Defiance; challenge.

(2): ( v. i.) To have adequate or sufficient courage for any purpose; to be bold or venturesome; not to be afraid; to venture.

(3): ( v. t.) To terrify; to daunt.

(4): ( n.) A small fish; the dace.

(5): ( n.) The quality of daring; venturesomeness; boldness; dash.

(6): ( v. t.) To have courage for; to attempt courageously; to venture to do or to undertake.

(7): ( v. t.) To challenge; to provoke; to defy.

(8): ( v. i.) To lurk; to lie hid.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia [3]

dâr  : The expression "to dare" in the Scriptures never has the meaning of "to defy," "to challenge," or "to terrify." It is always found as the translation of τολμάω , tolmáō , "to manifest courage." This is particularly evident from  2 Corinthians 10:12 , "for we are not bold to number or compare ourselves" (the King James Version "for we dare not make ourselves of the number").