venture, venter (v.) Old form(s): venturd , ventur'd
run a risk, take a chance, dare to act
2H4 I.i.183[Lord Bardolph to Northumberland] we ventured for the gain proposed
KL IV.ii.20[Gonerill to Edmund] If you dare venture in your own behalf
TNK II.v.2[Gaoler's Daughter alone, of Palamon] I have ventured for him, / And out [of prison] I have brought him
Ven.628[Venus to Adonis, of a boar] Being ireful, on the lion he will venter
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