To venture on
Venture Ven"ture, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Ventured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Venturing}.] 1. To hazard one's self; to have the courage or presumption to do, undertake, or say something; to dare. --Bunyan. [1913 Webster]

2. To make a venture; to run a hazard or risk; to take the chances. [1913 Webster]

Who freights a ship to venture on the seas. --J. Dryden, Jr. [1913 Webster]

{To venture at}, or {To venture on} or {To venture upon}, to dare to engage in; to attempt without any certainty of success; as, it is rash to venture upon such a project. ``When I venture at the comic style.'' --Waller. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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