okay

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okay is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
okay

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Positive
okay

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. You use okay to show that you agree with something.
    "I'll be late tonight, mom." "Okay dear!"
    "You don't have to come tomorrow." "Okay, I'll see you next week then."
  2. You use okay to check if someone agrees with you.
    I'm leaving now, okay?
  3. You use okay to show that you are changing topic.
    Does anybody have questions? No? Okay, let's look at the homework then.

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Positive
okay

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. If someone is okay, they are fine or not hurt.
    Oh, sorry! Are you okay? Let me help you.
    Thanks, I'm feeling okay now.
  2. If something is okay, it is good enough, fine, or not bad.
    "Do you like this?" "It's okay, I guess. Do you have anything nicer?"
    "Is it okay if I do it tomorrow?" "Yeah, it's okay with me.
    "How was your day?" "Oh, it was okay--nothing special."
  3. If someone is okay, they are nice.
    He's an okay guy.

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Plain form
okay

Third-person singular
okays

Past tense
okayed

Past participle
okayed

Present participle
okaying

  1. (transitive) If you okay something, you approve it.
    The manager has to okay it before I can let you in.
  2. (transitive) If you okay something with somebody, you ask them to approve it.
    Did you okay this with your dad?

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Noun[change]

Singular
okay

Plural
okays

  1. (countable) (usually singular) If you give something your okay, you approve it.
    We got the okay to go ahead.

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