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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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]