I dare say

idiom
variants: or chiefly British I daresay
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of I dare say

somewhat formal + old-fashioned
used when stating one's opinion about something
  • I dare say he's right.
  • This is, I dare say, one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. : the 9th letter of the English alphabet

  2. : a graphic representation of this letter

  3. : a speech counterpart of orthographic i

  1. imaginary unit

  1. : the one who is speaking or writing — compare me, mine, my, we

  1. : someone aware of possessing a personal individuality : self

  1. iodine

  1. used as a connective vowel to join word elements especially of Latin origin

dare play
  1. : to be sufficiently courageous to

  2. : to have sufficient courage

  3. : to challenge to perform an action especially as a proof of courage

  1. : an act or instance of daring (see 1dare 1) : challenge

  2. : imaginative or vivacious boldness : daring

say play
  1. : to express in words : state

  2. : to state as opinion or belief : declare

  3. : utter, pronounce

  1. : something that is said : statement

  2. : an expression of opinion

  3. : a right or power to influence action or decision

  1. : about, approximately

  2. : for example : as


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