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1. brave

adjective. ['ˈbreɪv'] possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching.

Synonyms

  • desperate
  • stouthearted
  • valiant
  • bravery
  • resolute
  • gritty
  • adventurous
  • spirited
  • braveness
  • valorous
  • gamy
  • bold
  • heroic
  • spunky
  • courage
  • lionhearted
  • courageous
  • mettlesome
  • fearless
  • stalwart
  • unafraid
  • gallant
  • gamey
  • undaunted
  • game
  • adventuresome

Antonyms

  • irresolute
  • afraid
  • unadventurous
  • cowardice
  • cowardly

Etymology

  • brave (French)

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Words that Rhyme with Brave

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  • lefave
  • lafave
  • forgave
  • behave
  • stave
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  • grave
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  • wave
  • waive
  • they've
  • shave
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  • save
  • pave
  • nave
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  • knave

How do you pronounce brave?

Pronounce brave as breɪv.

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Example sentences of the word brave


1. Verb, past participle
Be brave and be controversial, but most of all, be ready.

2. Verb, base form
As small as they are, that terrier instinct still is there -- brave, feisty and energetic.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Watch onlookers cringe as the brave few chow down on a delicious roach covered pie.

Quotes containing the word brave


1. Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort. Remember Cedric Diggory.
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

2. In the flush of love's light, we dare be brave. And suddenly we see that love costs all we are, and will ever be. Yet it is only love which sets us free.
- Maya Angelou

3. They say Princes learn no art truly, but the art of horsemanship. The reason is, the brave beast is no flatterer. He will throw a prince as soon as his groom.
- Ben Jonson

2. brave

adjective. ['ˈbreɪv'] invulnerable to fear or intimidation.

Synonyms

  • hardy
  • fearless
  • unfearing
  • dauntless
  • intrepid
  • bold

Antonyms

  • faintheartedness
  • fearfulness
  • hopeful
  • safe

Etymology

  • brave (French)

3. brave

verb. ['ˈbreɪv'] face and withstand with courage.

Synonyms

  • brave out
  • weather
  • hold
  • defy
  • withstand
  • hold up

Antonyms

  • dull
  • lethargic
  • unenthusiastic
  • spiritless

Etymology

  • brave (French)

4. brave

noun. ['ˈbreɪv'] people who are brave.

Antonyms

  • indecisive

Etymology

  • brave (French)

5. brave

noun. ['ˈbreɪv'] a North American Indian warrior.

Antonyms

  • fine

Etymology

  • brave (French)

6. brave

adjective. ['ˈbreɪv'] brightly colored and showy.

Synonyms

  • gay
  • braw
  • colorful

Antonyms

  • colorless
  • noncritical
  • beseeching
  • fear

Etymology

  • brave (French)
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