right - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    used for making someone pay attention before you say something

    Right! Is everybody ready to start?

  2. 2
    used for saying that you have finished one thing and are going to do something else

    Right, let’s try another approach.

  3. 3
    used for asking whether what you have said is correct

    You told everyone about tomorrow’s meeting, right?

  4. 4
    used for saying that you agree with a statement or accept a suggestion or an order

    ‘Get some more milk when you’re out.’ ‘Right.’

    right you are:

    ‘See you Sunday, I expect.’ ‘Right you are!’

    1. a.
      spoken used for saying that you disagree completely with a statement or do not intend to accept a suggestion or an order

      ‘He said he’ll be here on time.’ ‘Yeah, right. Like last time.’

  5. 5
    used in an informal way for checking that someone is paying attention and understands what you are saying

    I was coming home, right, about 12 o’clock, and I saw him running off.