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venture (verb) enter a dangerous place; risk saying or doing something.

When you venture into a river, you enter the river, though you know it might be dangerous. You venture into darkness, though you feel that it is dangerous. To venture a suggestion is to make a suggestion in a careful way because it might make others angry or you may be misunderstood. You venture an opinion when very cautiously you express your opinion because you fear it may make others angry, or it might seem stupid.

  • In spite of the warning of a cyclone in the coming few hours, some fishermen ventured into the sea. They went out into the sea, knowing that it was dangerous.
  • "What if I don't leave?" she ventured. She said that so very carefully and cautiously as she felt the question might offend him who had asked her to get out.
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