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

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

Examples of daresay in a Sentence

I daresay we might manage to finish on time after all.
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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of daresay was in the 13th century

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“Daresay.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/daresay. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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