I dare say (or daresay)

I dare say (or daresay)
it is probable.
dare

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • dare|say — «DAIR SAY», transitive verb, intransitive verb, or dare say, to venture to say; assume as probable; presume: »I daresay his success was due to his hard work. I daresay you have thought me very neglectful (Jane Carlyle). SYNONYM(S): believe. Usage …   Useful english dictionary

  • dare·say — /ˌdeɚˈseı/ verb I daresay see ↑dare, 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • dare say — idi daresay …   From formal English to slang

  • I dare say — or I daresay I suppose • • • Main Entry: ↑dare * * * I dare say british spoken phrase used for saying that something is probably true, although you do not know for certain I dare say you’re feeling tired after your journey. Things have changed a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • I dare say — ► I dare say (or daresay) it is probable. Main Entry: ↑dare …   English terms dictionary

  • dare — ► VERB (3rd sing. present usu. dare before an expressed or implied infinitive without ‘to’) 1) have the courage to do. 2) defy or challenge to do. ► NOUN ▪ a challenge, especially to prove courage. ● how dare you Cf. ↑how dare you …   English terms dictionary

  • dare — verb (3rd singular present usu. dare before an expressed or implied infinitive without to) 1》 have the courage to do something. 2》 defy or challenge (someone) to do something. 3》 literary take the risk of. noun a challenge, especially to prove… …   English new terms dictionary

  • dare — verb. 1. Dare is an example of a so called semi modal auxiliary verb, because, like the modal verbs can, may, should, etc., it is used in certain special ways, but unlike these fully modal verbs it can also behave like an ordinary verb. Its… …   Modern English usage

  • daresay — dare•say [[t]ˈdɛərˈseɪ[/t]] v. i. v. t. to venture to say (something); assume (something) as probable (used in pres. sing. 1st pers.): I daresay it s too late[/ex] Also, dare′ say′. Etymology: 1250–1300; ME dar sayen I dare to say …   From formal English to slang

  • daresay — dare|say [ˌdeəˈseı US ˈderseı] →I daresay at ↑dare1 (6) …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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