I dare say

variants: or chiefly British

I daresay

Definition of I dare say

somewhat formal + old-fashioned

  1. —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

    :  a graphic representation of this letter

    :  a speech counterpart of orthographic i

  1. : industrial

    : initial

    : intelligence

  1. : imaginary unit

  1. :  to be sufficiently courageous to

    :  to have sufficient courage

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

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

    :  imaginative or vivacious boldness :  daring

  1. :  to express in words :  state

    :  to state as opinion or belief :  declare

    :  utter, pronounce

  1. :  something that is said :  statement

    :  an expression of opinion

    :  a right or power to influence action or decision

  1. :  about, approximately

    :  for example :  as

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