Pronunciation: (yes), [key]
—adv., n., pl. yes•es,
—v., yessed, yes•sing.
1. (used to express affirmation or assent or to mark the addition of something emphasizing and amplifying a previous statement): Do you want that? Yes, I do.
2. (used to express an emphatic contradiction of a previously negative statement or command): Don't do that! Oh, yes I will!
3. (used, usually interrogatively, to express hesitation, uncertainty, curiosity, etc.): “Yes?” he said as he opened the door. That was a marvelous show! Yes?
4. (used to express polite or minimal interest or attention.)
an affirmative reply.
to give an affirmative reply to; give assent or approval to.
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