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"Okay" (also spelled "OK," "O.K.") is a colloquial English word denoting approval, acceptance, agreement, assent, or acknowledgment. "Okay" has frequently turned up as a loanword in many other languages. As an adjective, "okay" means "adequate," "acceptable" ("this is okay to send out"), "mediocre" often in contrast to "good" ("the food was okay"); it also functions as an adverb in this sense. As an interjection, it can denote compliance ("Okay, I will do that"), or agreement ("Okay, that's good"). As a verb and noun it means "assent" ("The boss okayed the purchase," and, "The boss gave his okay to the purchase.") A versatile discourse marker (or back-channeling item), it can also be used with appropriate voice tone to show doubt or to seek confirmation ("Okaay?" or "Is that okay?").
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1. an endorsement; "they gave us the O.K. to go ahead"
(synonym) OK, okay, okey, okeh
(hypernym) sanction, countenance, endorsement, indorsement, warrant, imprimatur
(derivation) approve, O.K., okay, sanction
1. give sanction to; "I approve of his educational policies"
(synonym) approve, okay, sanction
(hypernym) authorize, authorise, pass, clear
(derivation) O.K., OK, okay, okey, okeh
1. in a satisfactory or adequate manner; "she'll do okay on her own"; "held up all right under pressure"; (`alright' is a nonstandard variant of `all right')
(synonym) okay, all right, alright
1. being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition; "an all-right movie"; "the passengers were shaken up but are all right"; "is everything all right?"; "everything's fine"; "things are okay"; "dinner and the movies had been fine"; "another minute I'd have been fine"
(synonym) all right, fine, ok, okay, hunky-dory
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O.K., okay, authorization, approval, agreement
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all right, O.K., fine, good
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interj. (also: o.k.) okay, all right
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