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If he gave them Harry, who'd dare say he'd betrayed Lord Voldemort?
He'd be welcomed back with honours...
My research: "Dare say" could also mean "regard something as probable" with "have the guts to do".
Which one is correct and how do you determine that?
I have noticed several times that sometimes in sentences, there is a word or phrase that has multiple meanings and all of them could fit in the context.
Then how do I determine which one I should use?
asked Oct 7, 2021 at 4:47
"Dare say" in the sense of "regard as probable" is used almost exclusively in the first-person present tense - so much so that Lexico defines it as a fixed phrase:
I dare say (phrase) (also I daresay) Used to indicate that one believes something is probable.
Merriam-Webster says: "used only in the present tense first person singular" (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/daresay ).
From this you can deduce that it is unlikely to be the intended sense in your quoted sentence.
answered Oct 7, 2021 at 5:01
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