any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome
an investment that is very risky but could yield great profits
"he knew the stock was a speculation when he bought it"
a commercial undertaking that risks a loss but promises a profit
proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers
"We ventured into the world of high-tech and bought a supercomputer"
guess, venture, pretend, hazard(verb)
put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation
"I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again"; "I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong"
pretend, guess, run a risk, imagine, infer, opine, adventure, gauge, dissemble, make believe, gamble, sham, chance, reckon, suppose, embark, estimate, affect, hazard, think, jeopardize, stake, act, take chances, approximate, profess, judge, take a chance, risk, make, feign
venture, hazard, adventure, stake, jeopardize(verb)
put at risk
"I will stake my good reputation for this"
pretend, impale, guess, run a risk, chance, gamble, back, take chances, gage, endanger, threaten, peril, menace, imperil, embark, hazard, jeopardise, jeopardize, stake, adventure, punt, take a chance, post, risk, bet on, game
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Hazard is the incurring the possibility of loss or harm for the possibility of benefit; danger may have no compensating alternative. In hazard the possibilities of gain or loss are nearly balanced; in risk the possibility of loss is the chief thought; the foolhardy take great risks in mere wantonness; in chance and venture the hope of good predominates; we speak of a merchant's venture, but of an insurance company's risk; one may be driven by circumstances to run a risk; he freely seeks a venture; we speak of the chance of winning, the hazard or risk of losing. Accidents are incalculable; casualties may be to a certain extent anticipated; death and wounds are casualties of battle, certain to happen to some, but uncertain as to whom or how many. A contingency is simply an indeterminable future event, which may or may not be attended with danger or risk. See ACCIDENT; DANGER.
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How to use venture in a sentence?
In public I think it makes a lot more sense for it to be in the research vein than, I’d say, a business venture.
The fact that today we celebrate that we have not had a successful people smuggling venture in a year, and that over the course of the last 18 months or so we have turned back 20 boats and stopped 633 people from arriving in our country, is a significant achievement.
Any new venture goes through the following stages: enthusiasm, complication, disillusionment, search for the guilty, punishment of the innocent, and decoration of those who did nothing.
You're getting lots of pundits who think that 2016 might actually see a slowdown of venture financing. Certainly the hot companies, may be unaffected, but a lot of the others might see a far more difficult year.
We will not attack beyond the three southernmost provinces because we do not want to be perceived as terrorists, we have our territory. Why should we venture out of it? ... Someone else must be behind it.
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- arriscarCatalan, Valencian
- aventura, arriesgarSpanish
- audeo, ventureLatin
- wagen, risicovolle onderneming of reis, riskerenDutch
- aventurar-se, arriscar, riscoPortuguese
- авантюра, рисковать, рискованный, начинание, отваживатьсяRussian
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