I dare daresay


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

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • dare — [[t]de͟ə(r)[/t]] ♦♦♦ dares, daring, dared (Dare sometimes behaves like an ordinary verb, for example He dared to speak and He doesn t dare to speak and sometimes like a modal, for example He daren t speak .) 1) VERB: oft with brd neg If you do… …   English dictionary

  • dare — dare1 W3 [deə US der] v, modal v 1.) [I not in progressive] to be brave enough to do something that is risky or that you are afraid to do used especially in questions or negative sentences ▪ He wanted to ask her, but he didn t dare. ▪ I ll tell… …   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

  • dare — darer, n. /dair/, v., dared or (Archaic) durst; dared; daring; pres. sing. 3rd pers. dares or dare, n. v.i. 1. to have the necessary courage or boldness for something; be bold enough: You wouldn t dare! v.t. 2. to have the boldness to try;… …   Universalium