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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Brave, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Braved p. pr. & vb. n. Braving.]
 1. To encounter with courage and fortitude; to set at defiance; to defy; to dare.
    These I can brave, but those I can not bear.   --Dryden.
 2. To adorn; to make fine or showy. [Obs.]
    Thou [a tailor whom Grunio was browbeating] hast braved meny men; brave not me; I'll neither be faced or braved.   --Shak.