dare+say

  • 1 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 …

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  • 2 dare say — index opine, presume, remark, speculate (conjecture) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 dare say — {v. phr.} To think probable; suppose; believe. Used in first person. * /Mary is unhappy now but I dare say she will be laughing about this tomorrow./ * /There is no more ice cream on the table, but I dare say we can find some in the kitchen./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 4 dare say — {v. phr.} To think probable; suppose; believe. Used in first person. * /Mary is unhappy now but I dare say she will be laughing about this tomorrow./ * /There is no more ice cream on the table, but I dare say we can find some in the kitchen./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 5 dare\ say — v. phr. To think probable; suppose; believe. Used in first person. Mary is unhappy now but I dare say she will be laughing about this tomorrow. There is no more ice cream on the table, but I dare say we can find some in the kitchen …

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  • 6 dare·say — /ˌdeɚˈseı/ verb I daresay see ↑dare, 1 …

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  • 7 dare say — idi daresay …

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  • 8 I dare say — or I daresay I suppose • • • Main Entry: ↑dare * * * I dare say british spoken phrase used for saying that something is probably true, although you do not know for certain I dare say you’re feeling tired after your journey. Things have changed a… …

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  • 9 I dare say — British spoken used for saying that something is probably true, although you do not know for certain I dare say you re feeling tired after your journey. Things have changed a good deal, I dare say …

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  • 10 I dare say (or daresay) — it is probable. → dare …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 11 I dare say — ► I dare say (or daresay) it is probable. Main Entry: ↑dare …

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  • 12 I dare say — I am quite certain. Oh, I dare say Caroline and I will find some way to fill the time while you go off shopping …

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  • 13 I dare say — I would say that …

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  • 14 dare — [der, dar] vi. DARED, daring; 3d pers. sing., pres. indic., dare, dared, dares [ME dar, der < OE dear, dearr, 1st pers. sing., pres. indic. of durran, to dare < IE base * dhers , to dare > Gr tharsein, to be bold] to have enough courage… …

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  • 15 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 …

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  • 16 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

  • 17 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… …

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  • 18 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

  • 19 dare — 1 verb 1 DO STH DANGEROUS (intransitive not in progressive) to be brave enough to do something dangerous or that you are afraid to do: The others used to steal things from stores, but I would never dare. | dare (to) do sth: Would you dare to do a …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 dare — I UK [deə(r)] / US [der] verb Word forms dare : present tense I/you/we/they dare he/she/it dares present participle daring past tense dared past participle dared ** Summary: Dare can be used in the following ways: as an intransitive verb… …

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