A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
reflexive verb
1. (to have the courage)
a. to dare
Los niños no se atreven a meterse al agua fría.The children don't dare go in the cold water.
2. (to be insolent)
a. to dare
No te atrevas a hablar durante el examen.Don't you dare speak during the test.
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
1. (general)
a. to dare
atreverse a algoto be bold enough for something
atreverse con alguiento take somebody on
¡atrévete y verás!just you dare and see what happens!
pronominal verb
1 (osar) to dare
atreverse a hacer algo to dare to do sth
no me atrevo no me atrevería I wouldn't dare
¿te atreves? are you game?; will you?; ¡atrévete! (amenaza) just you dare!; atreverse a una empresa to undertake a task; atreverse con un rival to take on a rival; se atreve con todo he'll tackle anything; me atrevo con una tarta I could manage a cake
atreverse con algn atreverse contra algn (probar suerte) to try one's luck with sb (familiar); (insolentarse) to be insolent to sb
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