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English adjective: okay

1. okay being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition

SamplesAn 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.

Synonymsall right, fine, hunky-dory, o.k., ok


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English noun: okay

1. okay (communication) an endorsement

SamplesThey gave us the O.K. to go ahead.

SynonymsO.K., OK, okeh, okey

Broader (hypernym)countenance, endorsement, imprimatur, indorsement, sanction, warrant

English adverb: okay

1. okay in a satisfactory or adequate manner

SamplesShe'll do okay on her own.
Held up all right under pressure.

Synonymsall right, alright, O.K.

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English verb: okay

1. okay (communication) give sanction to

SamplesI approve of his educational policies.

Synonymsapprove, O.K., sanction

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)authorise, authorize, clear, pass

Narrower (hyponym)back, confirm, endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for, sanction, support, visa

Antonymsdisapprove, reject

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