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Definition 1: any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome - [noun denoting act]

(venture is a kind of ...) any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted

"he prepared for great undertakings"

(... is a kind of venture ) a venture by a partnership or conglomerate designed to share risk or expertise

"a joint venture between the film companies to produce TV shows"

(... is a kind of venture ) a venture at something new or different

"as an experiment he decided to grow a beard"

(... is a kind of venture ) a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end

"he supported populist campaigns" "they worked in the cause of world peace" "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant" "the movement to end slavery" "contributed to the war effort"

(... is a kind of venture ) a venture off the beaten path

"a sally into the wide world beyond his home"

(... is a kind of venture ) a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury

"he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime" "there was a danger he would do the wrong thing"

Definition 2: a commercial undertaking that risks a loss but promises a profit - [noun denoting act]

(venture is a kind of ...) the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects

"computers are now widely used in business"

Definition 3: an investment that is very risky but could yield great profits - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where venture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he knew the stock was a speculation when he bought it

Synonyms for venture in the sense of this definition

(venture is a kind of ...) money that is invested with an expectation of profit

(... is a kind of venture ) money that is risked for possible monetary gain

(... is a kind of venture ) money bet or invested by experienced gamblers or investors (especially if they have inside information)

(... is a kind of venture ) (stock market) a series of transactions in which the speculator increases his holdings by using the rising market value of those holdings as margin for further purchases

Definition 4: put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation - [verb of communication]

Samples where venture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again
  • I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong

Synonyms for venture in the sense of this definition

(venture is a kind of ...) talk over conjecturally, or review in an idle or casual way and with an element of doubt or without sufficient reason to reach a conclusion

"We were speculating whether the President had to resign after the scandal"

(... is a kind of venture ) make a prediction about; tell in advance

"Call the outcome of an election"

(... is a kind of venture ) imagine to be the case or true or probable

"I suspect he is a fugitive" "I surmised that the butler did it"

Samples where venture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I will stake my good reputation for this

Synonyms for venture in the sense of this definition

(venture is a kind of ...) expose to a chance of loss or damage

"We risked losing a lot of money in this venture" "Why risk your life?" "She laid her job on the line when she told the boss that he was wrong"

Samples where venture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We ventured into the world of high-tech and bought a supercomputer

Synonyms for venture in the sense of this definition

(venture is a kind of ...) follow a procedure or take a course

"We should go farther in this matter" "She went through a lot of trouble" "go about the world in a certain manner" "Messages must go through diplomatic channels"

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