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Yes vs. Okay

Difference Between Yes and Okay

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Yes

Used to give an affirmative response
‘Do you understand?’ ‘Yes.’
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Okay

Variant of OK1.
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Yes

Used as a response to someone addressing one or trying to attract one's attention
‘Oh, Mr Lawrence.’ ‘Yes?’
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Okay

Alternative spelling of OK
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Yes

Used to question a remark
‘It should be easy to check.’ ‘Oh yes? How?’
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Okay

Alternative spelling of OK
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Yes

Encouraging someone to continue speaking
‘When you bought those photographs …’ ‘Yes?’
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Okay

Alternative spelling of OK
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Yes

Expressing great pleasure or excitement
Plenty to eat, including hot hamburger sandwiches (yes!)
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Okay

Alternative spelling of OK
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Yes

Expressing irritation or impatience
‘Is the pain still there?’ ‘Yes, yes, damn you, the pain is always there’
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Okay

Alternative spelling of OK
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Yes

An affirmative answer or decision, especially in voting
Answering with assured and ardent yeses
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Okay

Satifactory; agreeable; pleasant; as, things are okay; he's an okay guy.
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Yes

It is so; as you say or ask. Used to express affirmation, agreement, positive confirmation, or consent.
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Okay

An endorsement; approval; permission; as, they gave us the okay to go ahead.
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Yes

An affirmative or consenting reply.
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Okay

To approve; as, the boss okayed my proposal.
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Yes

An affirmative vote or voter.
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Okay

An endorsement;
They gave us the O.K. to go ahead
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Yes

To give an affirmative reply to.
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Okay

Give sanction to;
I approve of his educational policies
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Yes

Used to express great satisfaction, approval, or happiness.
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Okay

Being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition;
An 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
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Yes

(interrogative) Used to ask for more information with a request.
I need some help.
Yes?
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Okay

In a satisfactory or adequate manner;
She'll do okay on her own
Held up all right under pressure
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Yes

An affirmative expression; an answer that shows agreement or acceptance.
Was that a yes?
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Yes

A vote of support or in favor/favour of something.
The workers voted on whether to strike, and there were thirty "yeses" and one "no".
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Yes

To agree with, affirm, approve.
Did he yes the veto?
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Yes

(slang) to attempt to flatter someone by habitually agreeing
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Yes

Ay; yea; - a word which expresses affirmation or consent; - opposed to no.
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Yes

An affirmative;
I was hoping for a yes
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