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What Is Brave? Definition And Usage Of This Term

WHAT IS BRAVE – In this topic, we will first know the definition of the term “brave” and how is this term used in sentences.

WHAT IS BRAVE

Definition

The Oxford Dictionary described this term as the following:

  • As an adjective
    • ready to face and endure danger or pain; showing courage
  • As a noun
    • a North American Indian warrior.
  • As a verb
    • endure or face (unpleasant conditions or behavior) without showing fear.

On the other hand, the Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines this term as the following:

  • having or showing mental or moral strength to face danger, fear, or difficulty
  • having or showing courage
  • making a fine show
  • to face or endure with courage
  • one with mental or moral strength to face danger, fear, or difficulty
  • one who is brave

Synonyms and Antonyms

Here are the following synonyms and antonyms of this term:

  • Synonyms
    • courageous
    • plucky
    • fearless
    • valiant
    • valorous
    • endure
    • put up with
    • bear
    • withstand
    • weather
    • courageous
    • dauntless
    • doughty
    • fearless
    • beard
    • brazen
    • confront
    • dare
    • defy
  • Antonyms
    • chicken
    • chickenhearted
    • chicken-livered
    • coward
    • cowardly
    • craven
    • dodge
    • duck
    • funk
    • shirk
    • sidestep

Etymology

It is a French term which is derived fromthe Italian term “bravo” or the Spanish term “bravo” in which its meaning is synonymous to this term.

Examples

Here are some of the examples:

  • He was brave now that he faced only a woman.
  • Her brother received a medal for bravery after he jumped into the river to save a drowning childIt was really brave of her to admit her mistake to her boss.
  • The child was not brave enough to argue with his teacher when he was blamed for something another child did.
  • Today we remember the brave young soldiers who fought and died to protect our country

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