|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. i.) To have adequate or sufficient courage for any purpose; to be bold or venturesome; not to be afraid; to venture.
2. (v. t.) To have courage for; to attempt courageously; to venture to do or to undertake.
3. (v. t.) To challenge; to provoke; to defy.
4. (n.) The quality of daring; venturesomeness; boldness; dash.
5. (n.) Defiance; challenge.
6. (v. i.) To lurk; to lie hid.
7. (v. t.) To terrify; to daunt.
8. (n.) A small fish; the dace.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
dar: The expression "to dare" in the Scriptures never has the meaning of "to defy," "to challenge," or "to terrify." It is always found as the translation of tolmao, "to manifest courage." This is particularly evident from 2 Corinthians 10:12, "for we are not bold to number or compare ourselves" (the King James Version "for we dare not make ourselves of the number").
Dare (19 Occurrences)
Matthew 22:46 No one was able to answer him a word, neither did any man dare ask him any more questions from that day forth. (WEB DBY NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 20:40 They didn't dare to ask him any more questions. (WEB DBY RSV NIV)
John 2:16 To those who sold the doves, he said, "Take these things out of here! Don't make my Father's house a marketplace!" (See NIV)
John 9:34 They answered him, "You were altogether born in sins, and do you teach us?" They threw him out. (See NIV)
Acts 7:32 'I am the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.' Moses trembled, and dared not look. (Root in WEB WEY RSV NIV)
Acts 23:4 Those who stood by said, "Do you malign God's high priest?" (See NIV)
Romans 5:7 For one will hardly die for a righteous man. Yet perhaps for a righteous person someone would even dare to die. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Romans 15:18 For I will not dare to speak of any things except those which Christ worked through me, for the obedience of the Gentiles, by word and deed, (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
1 Corinthians 6:1 Dare any of you, having a matter against his neighbor, go to law before the unrighteous, and not before the saints? (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Corinthians 11:21 I speak by way of disparagement, as though we had been weak. Yet however any is bold (I speak in foolishness), I am bold also. (See RSV NIV)
Philippians 1:14 and that the most of the brethren, trusting in the Lord through my bonds, dare more abundantly to speak the word of God fearlessly. (DBY)
Jude 1:9 But Michael, the archangel, when contending with the devil and arguing about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him an abusive condemnation, but said, "May the Lord rebuke you!" (Root in WEB WEY DBY YLT NAS NIV)
2 Samuel 3:11 He could not answer Abner another word, because he feared him. (See NIV)
Job 10:15 If I am wicked, woe to me. If I am righteous, I still shall not lift up my head, being filled with disgrace, and conscious of my affliction. (See NAS)
Job 13:16 This also shall be my salvation, that a godless man shall not come before him. (See NIV)
Job 32:6 Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered, "I am young, and you are very old; Therefore I held back, and didn't dare show you my opinion. (WEB)
Job 41:10 None is so fierce that he dare stir him up. Who then is he who can stand before me? (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS RSV)
Proverbs 29:24 Whoever is an accomplice of a thief is an enemy of his own soul. He takes an oath, but dares not testify. (Root in WEB NIV)
Jeremiah 30:21 Their prince shall be of themselves, and their ruler shall proceed from the midst of them; and I will cause him to draw near, and he shall approach to me: for who is he who has had boldness to approach to me? says Yahweh. (See NAS RSV)