daresay

or dare say

[dair-sey]
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verb (used with or without object)
  1. to venture to say (something); assume (something) as probable (used only in present sing. 1st person): I daresay we will soon finish.

Origin of daresay

1250–1300; Middle English dar sayen I dare to say
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  • Perhaps that is a sign—I daresay it is—that I have not had much of what is not happiness.

    Weighed and Wanting

    George MacDonald

  • She's rather too old, and I'm rather too young to adopt her; but I daresay she would marry me.

    Weighed and Wanting

    George MacDonald

  • I daresay she's right, old chap, only I'd like to be regular myself.

    The Foolish Lovers

    St. John G. Ervine

  • "I daresay I did, but I can't break this one," she retorted.

    The Foolish Lovers

    St. John G. Ervine

  • I had other hopes for you, but they weren't your hopes, and I daresay you're right.

    The Foolish Lovers

    St. John G. Ervine