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venture
American English: /ˈvɛn(t)ʃər/
British English: /ˈvɛntʃə/

Translation of venture in Spanish:

noun

  • 1.1 (Business) a risky venture
    una empresa arriesgada
    the company has launched ventures in Europe
    la compañía ha emprendido operaciones en Europa
    a new business venture
    una nueva empresa
    he was involved in a number of dubious ventures
    andaba metido en algunos asuntos dudosos
    a joint venture between the two companies
    una empresa conjunta or una colaboración entre las dos compañías
    see also joint venture
    Example sentences
    • Wait for clarity and totality before starting a new business venture.
    • He's starting a new business venture here.
    • The goals of Bard's collaborative ventures were established jointly with our partners abroad.
    1.2venture into something
    incursión (feminine) en algo
    the author's first venture into children's literature
    la primera incursión del autor en la literatura infantil
    Example sentences
    • ‘This was always a risky venture but it has been done in style thanks to the dedication and commitment of all involved,’ he said.
    • I still think I'm right, but it's probably too risky a venture.
    • Allowing bloggers be the reviewers is potentially a risky venture, depending on how powerful you think blogs really are.

intransitive verb

  • aventurarse
    to venture into/out of/across something
    atreverse or aventurarse a entrar en/salir de/cruzar algo
    having ventured so far, she decided to go on
    ya que se había atrevido or aventurado a llegar hasta allí, decidió continuar
    the boat had ventured too near the rocks
    el barco se había acercado demasiado a las rocas
    they rarely venture out after dark
    rara vez salen después del anochecer
    have you ventured outside today?
    ¿has puesto el pie en la calle hoy?
    Example sentences
    • He of course, ventured out there everyday, occasionally dragging Amina along.
    • I really knew I'd made progress when I ventured out the gate and down the trail aboard Topper.
    • I ventured out to the grocery store and it was nearly deserted.

transitive verb

  • 1.1
    (opinion/guess)
    if I may venture to suggest [formal]
    si se me permite aventurar una sugerencia
    I would venture that you misled us
    me atrevería a decir que nos engañaste
    to venture to + infinitive
    atreverse a + infinitive
    osar + infinitive [literary]
    no one ventured to contradict her
    nadie se atrevió a or [literary] osó contradecirla
    1.2 [formal]
    (life/money)
    nothing ventured, nothing gained
    quien nada arriesga, nada gana
    Example sentences
    • The general point that emerges from these thought experiments is that much may be ventured, at great risk, for very small gains.
    • No one would venture such capital without some chance of generating a return on investment.
    • If a man is venturing his own money, this is the only risk which is relevant.
    Example sentences
    • Apparently not, or so I was told by my wife before I had even ventured to express an opinion or a comment on the subject.
    • Dare I venture to ‘guesstimate’ a not inconsiderable number!
    • Ever noticed how a woman is ignored if she dares to venture an opinion on the weekend's football game?

Phrasal verbs

venture forth

verb + adverb
[formal]
arriesgarse or aventurarse a salir

venture on

(verb + preposition + object)
(voyage)
(project/expedition)
lanzarse a

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