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an informal way of saying “yes”
a way of saying “yes” with more emphasis
used instead of “yes” as an answer to a question or statement
used for saying “yes” very definitely, in answer to a question or request
used for saying “yes” in an enthusiastic way
used for saying “yes” when in fact you do not feel very positive or enthusiastic
used for saying “yes” when you think the person asking the question is hoping you will say “no”
This is the American English definition of yes. View British English definition of yes.
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