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Ways of saying yes - synonyms or related words



used for telling someone that what they have said or asked is true or correct



used for emphasizing that you mean “yes

of course


used for sayingyes” very definitely, in answer to a question



spoken used for saying yes or for agreeing to something



spoken used for sayingyes,” especially when that would be most people’s answer

that’s right

used instead of “yes” as an answer to a question or statement

I don’t mind if I do

a polite and humorous way of accepting something that is being offered to you

by all means

used for politely agreeing with someone, giving permission, or sayingyes

you’re on

used for sayingyes” when someone has invited you to compete or do something difficult or dangerous

uh huh


used for writing the sound that people make when they agree with something, or when they sayyes” to a question



South African a way of saying 'yes' or 'I agree'


gig economy

an employment concept in which people are paid for each specific, short-term task that they do and don't have conventional contracts of employment

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fake news

a sensational piece of news which does not map to reality, created to attract attention or damage somebody's reputation

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