dare·​say | \ ˌder-ˈsā How to pronounce daresay (audio) \

Definition of daresay

transitive verb

: venture to say : think probable used only in the present tense first-person singular

intransitive verb

: agree, suppose used only in the present tense first-person singular

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Examples of daresay in a Sentence

I daresay we might manage to finish on time after all.
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First Known Use of daresay

13th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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“Daresay.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/daresay. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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