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adverb \ˈyes\

Simple Definition of yes

  • —used to give a positive answer or reply to a question, request, or offer

  • —used to express agreement with an earlier statement or to say that statement is true

  • —used to introduce a statement that corrects or disagrees with an earlier negative statement

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of yes

  1. 1 —used as a function word to express assent or agreement <are you ready? Yes, I am>

  2. 2 —used as a function word usually to introduce correction or contradiction of a negative assertion or direction <don't say that! Yes, I will>

  3. 3 —used as a function word to introduce a more emphatic or explicit phrase

  4. 4 —used as a function word to indicate uncertainty or polite interest or attentiveness

Examples of yes in a sentence

  1. <yes, I'll be ready for the test tomorrow>



Origin and Etymology of yes

Middle English, from Old English gēse


First Known Use: before 12th century


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yes

noun

Simple Definition of yes

  • : a positive reply : an answer of yes

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of yes

  1. :  an affirmative reply :  yea

Examples of yes in a sentence

  1. We need a yes to go ahead with the project.

  2. She answered all the questions with yeses and nos.



1712

First Known Use of yes

1712



YES Defined for Kids

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yes

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adverb \ˈyes\

Definition of yes for Students

  1. 1 —used to express agreement in answer to a question, request, or offer or with an earlier statement <“Are you ready?” “Yes, I am.”> <Yes, I think you are right.>

  2. 2 —used to introduce a phrase with greater emphasis or clearness <We are glad, yes, very glad to see you!>

  3. 3 —used to show uncertainty or polite interest <Yes? Who's there?> <Yes, what can I do for you?>

  4. 4 —used to indicate excitement <Yes! We won!>




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yes

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noun

Definition of yes for Students

  1. :  a positive reply <I received a yes to my request.>





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