take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission
to be courageous enough to try or do something, "she dares to dress differently from the others"
Somebody dared me to jump off the bridge into the river.
They hardly dared breathe as somebody walked past the door!
Nobody dared lift their eyes from the ground.
He dared me to jump over the river.
He spoke so decidedly that I dared not question him.
The gymnast dared a breathtakingly difficult move.
How dared they do such a thing?
As soon as he dared to leave his hiding-place, he visited his sick wife.