daresay
verb Date: 13th century transitive verb venture to say ; think probable — used in pres. 1st sing. intransitive verb agree, suppose — used in pres. 1st sing.

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  • daresay — | ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ verb Etymology: Middle English (I) dar sayen I venture to say transitive verb : venture to say : think probable : believe used in the pres. 1st sing. I daresay I would have forgotten about the whole thing …   Useful english dictionary

  • daresay — verb I daresay especially BrE used when saying or agreeing that something may perhaps be true: I daresay you re right …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • daresay — /dair say /, v.i., v.t. to venture to say (something); assume (something) as probable (used only in pres. sing. 1st pers.): I daresay we will soon finish. Also, dare say. [1250 1300; ME dar sayen I dare to say] * * * …   Universalium

  • daresay — verb to think that something is likely or probable Are you going to be editing all night? I daresay that I am …   Wiktionary

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

  • 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 — Synonyms and related words: account as, assume, be afraid, believe, conceive, conclude, consider, deduce, deem, divine, dream, esteem, estimate, expect, fancy, feel, gather, grant, guess, have a hunch, have an idea, have an impression, have an… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • daresay — [[t]de͟ə(r)se͟ɪ[/t]] see dare …   English dictionary

  • daresay — v. dare to say something; assume something as almost certain; suppose; think very likely …   English contemporary dictionary

  • daresay — UK / US See: dare I …   English dictionary

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