Definition of I must (or have to) say in English:

I must (or have to) say


  • I cannot refrain from saying (used to emphasize an opinion)

    ‘you have a nerve, I must say!’
    • ‘I have to say that the level of feedback over the course of the show was a bit excessive.’
    • ‘They taste a bit funny, I must say, but still the sensation of real vitamins flowing through my system is welcome.’
    • ‘Although he makes some very good points, I must say that I disagree with a few things he said.’
    • ‘Having just seen the preview for the extended version, I have to say that it looks very cool indeed.’
    • ‘I have to say, though, that as fond as I am of the show, I've not seen it for a while.’
    • ‘I have to say that in general, the English do a much better job of translating books to film.’
    • ‘Again, I have to say that such evidence obtained in this way is, in my judgment, of little or no value.’
    • ‘However, I must say all the actors did a superb job in bringing their characters to life.’
    • ‘I have to say, though, that their album is the most appropriately titled album that I can think of.’
    • ‘I really enjoyed this movie and would have to say that it was one of the best I have ever seen.’