I dare say

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I dare say

  1. I venture to assert or affirm, as in I dare say my point of view will be heard. [c. 1300]

  2. Also, I daresay. I presume or assume to be likely, as in I daresay you'll be invited. This usage is more common in Britain than in America. [Mid-1700s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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