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To think very likely or almost certain; suppose. Used in the first person singular present tense: I daresay you're wrong.
To suppose; conjecture. Used in the first person singular present tense: Will they be late?—Yes, I daresay.
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to venture to say (something); assume (something) as probable (used in pres. sing. 1st pers.): I daresay it's too late.Also, dare′ say′.
[1250–1300; Middle English dar sayen I dare to say]
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