Adventure
Adventure Ad*ven"ture, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Adventured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Adventuring}.] [OE. aventuren, auntren, F. aventurer, fr. aventure. See {Adventure}, n.] 1. To risk, or hazard; jeopard; to venture. [1913 Webster]

He would not adventure himself into the theater. --Acts xix. 31. [1913 Webster]

2. To venture upon; to run the risk of; to dare. [1913 Webster]

Yet they adventured to go back. --Bunyan, [1913 Webster]

Discriminations might be adventured. --J. Taylor. [1913 Webster]


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