brave

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbreɪv/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/breɪv/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(brāv)


Inflections of 'brave' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
braver
adj comparative
bravest
adj superlative
Inflections of 'brave' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
braves
v 3rd person singular
braving
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
braved
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
braved
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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brave

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. a brave [person, soul, man, dog, soldier]
  2. is the bravest [person] I know
  3. (was) a brave [move, decision, stand, attempt]
  4. brave new [worlds, frontiers]
  5. put on a brave face (for)
  6. put a brave face on [it, things]
  7. is brave (of her) to [ask, try, help]
  8. is braver than me
  9. wish I [could be, were] braver
  10. brave and [daring, strong, bold]
  11. [very, rather, extremely] brave
v
  1. brave the [storm, rain, cold, elements]
  2. [hundreds] braved the [storm] today
  3. brave the [enemy, crowd]
  4. brave the [unknown, darkness, odds]
  5. brave it out
  6. braved by [few, many]
  7. brave an onslaught of
  8. braved [threats, accusations] (of)
n
  1. the brave and the [weak, cowardly]
  2. a [leap, mission, jump, stunt] only for the brave
  3. is only for the brave of heart
  4. only the brave would [try, attempt, risk, do] it
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