Complete Definition of "brave"

English

Etymology
From French #French|brave, borrowed from Italian bravo, of uncertain origin.

Pronunciation
AHD|brÄv, IPA|/breɪv/, SAMPA|/breIv/
audio|en-us-brave.ogg|Audio (US)
:Rhymes:English:-eɪv|Rhymes: -eɪv

Adjective
en-adj|braver|bravest

  1. Strong in the face of fear; courageous.

#*1987, "...he has been so brave, giving it all a dignity." â The Last Diary, Michael Grumley

Antonyms
cowardly
mean
weak

Synonyms
courageous
resilient
stalwart

Translations
trans-top|strong in the face of fear
Aleut: u-na
Arabic: ARchar|شجاع
Chinese: åæ¢
Czech: odvážný m, stateÄný m
Dutch: moedig
Finnish: rohkea
French: courageux m, courageuse f
German: tapfer
Greek: Î³ÎµÎ½Î½Î±Î¯Î¿Ï m, γενναία f, γενναίο n
Hebrew: ××××¥ (amytz) m, ××××¦× (amitza) f
Japanese: åæ¢ãª
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Ido: brava
Italian: coraggioso m, ardito m, baldo m, audace m, valoroso m
Kurdish: KUchar|ئازا, KUchar|ÙارÙâÙاÙ
Polish: odważny m, odważna f,odważne n
Portuguese: bravo m, brava f
Russian: ÑÑабÑейÑий m, ÑÑабÑейÑÐ°Ñ f, ÑÑабÑейÑее n
Spanish: valiente m/f
Swedish: modig
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Noun
en-noun

  1. A native American warrior.

Verb
en-verb|braves|braving|braved

  1. To overcome one's initial fear(s).

#: After braving tricks on the high-dive, he braved a jump off the first diving platform.

Translations
Finnish: kohdata rohkeasti

Derived terms
bravely
bravery
bravure


French

Adjective
brave

  1. brave
  2. honest

Synonyms
courageux
bon
honnête

Noun
brave

  1. hero

Related terms
bravache
bravade
bravement
braver
bravoure


Italian

Adjective
brave f p

  1. feminine plural of bravo

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