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venture (verb), ventures; ventured; venturing
1. To undertake the risks or dangers of a particular task or project: Because little Martin wanted to venture out into the snow for the first time, his mother had to dress him in warm clothes and put on his new snow boots.
2. To offer or to express something tentatively with the possibility of being contradicted, embarrassed, or ignored: Tim was quite shy in class but ventured to raise his hand and hoped he had the correct answer!
3. To expose money or property by committing it to a particular project: Steven decided to venture some of his capital in the business knowing that he was hazarding a loss or, hopefully, a real gain of profits!
4. Etymology: from Latin venire, "to happen."
To express an idea at the risk of criticism.
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To expose to danger or risk.
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