O.K.


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O.K.

(ˌəʊˈkeɪ)
sentence substitute
an expression of approval, agreement, etc
adj, adv (usually postpositive)
1. in good or satisfactory condition
2. permissible: is it O.K. if I go home now?.
3. acceptable but not outstanding: the party was O.K..
vb, O.K.s, O.K.ing (ˌəʊˈkeɪɪŋ) or O.K.ed (ˌəʊˈkeɪd)
(tr) to approve or endorse
n, pl O.K.s
approval or agreement
Also: OK, o.k. or okay
[C19: perhaps from o(ll) k(orrect), jocular alteration of all correct]

O.K.

 

See AFFIRMATION.

rubber stamp To approve as a matter of course; to authorize without the proper examination or review. This phrase is derived from the rubber stamps used in lieu of a signature on documents, bank checks, etc. The expression is often applied adjectivally to describe persons or groups without a will or mind of their own, whose decisions and judgments are totally determined by others.

He has been more of a rubber stamp voter than most so-called “machine” officeholders. (Chicago Sun Times, April, 1948)

thumbs up Approval, approbation, affirmation. This expression stems from the days when gladiators fought in the Roman Colosseum and other large amphitheaters for the entertainment of the spectators. When one of the combatants was clearly vanquished, the victor would look to the crowd before making his next move—thumbs up (thumb close to or inside a closed fist) indicated that the throng approved of the effort expended by the loser, and his life was spared. Thumbs down (thumb extended downward from a closed fist) signified disapproval, and gave the winner the license to slay his opponent. Eventually, thumbs up was demonstrated by making a fist, extending the thumb, and pointing it upward. This gesture assumed a cultish popularity in the 1950s as evidenced by its frequent use in the ABC television series Happy Days, a situation comedy that started in 1974. See also thumbs down, REFUSAL.

O.K.


Past participle: O.K.ed
Gerund: O.K.ing

Imperative
O.K.
O.K.
Present
I O.K.
you O.K.
he/she/it O.K.s
we O.K.
you O.K.
they O.K.
Preterite
I O.K.ed
you O.K.ed
he/she/it O.K.ed
we O.K.ed
you O.K.ed
they O.K.ed
Present Continuous
I am O.K.ing
you are O.K.ing
he/she/it is O.K.ing
we are O.K.ing
you are O.K.ing
they are O.K.ing
Present Perfect
I have O.K.ed
you have O.K.ed
he/she/it has O.K.ed
we have O.K.ed
you have O.K.ed
they have O.K.ed
Past Continuous
I was O.K.ing
you were O.K.ing
he/she/it was O.K.ing
we were O.K.ing
you were O.K.ing
they were O.K.ing
Past Perfect
I had O.K.ed
you had O.K.ed
he/she/it had O.K.ed
we had O.K.ed
you had O.K.ed
they had O.K.ed
Future
I will O.K.
you will O.K.
he/she/it will O.K.
we will O.K.
you will O.K.
they will O.K.
Future Perfect
I will have O.K.ed
you will have O.K.ed
he/she/it will have O.K.ed
we will have O.K.ed
you will have O.K.ed
they will have O.K.ed
Future Continuous
I will be O.K.ing
you will be O.K.ing
he/she/it will be O.K.ing
we will be O.K.ing
you will be O.K.ing
they will be O.K.ing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been O.K.ing
you have been O.K.ing
he/she/it has been O.K.ing
we have been O.K.ing
you have been O.K.ing
they have been O.K.ing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been O.K.ing
you will have been O.K.ing
he/she/it will have been O.K.ing
we will have been O.K.ing
you will have been O.K.ing
they will have been O.K.ing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been O.K.ing
you had been O.K.ing
he/she/it had been O.K.ing
we had been O.K.ing
you had been O.K.ing
they had been O.K.ing
Conditional
I would O.K.
you would O.K.
he/she/it would O.K.
we would O.K.
you would O.K.
they would O.K.
Past Conditional
I would have O.K.ed
you would have O.K.ed
he/she/it would have O.K.ed
we would have O.K.ed
you would have O.K.ed
they would have O.K.ed

o.k.


Past participle: o.k.ed
Gerund: o.k.ing

Imperative
o.k.
o.k.
Present
I o.k.
you o.k.
he/she/it o.k.s
we o.k.
you o.k.
they o.k.
Preterite
I o.k.ed
you o.k.ed
he/she/it o.k.ed
we o.k.ed
you o.k.ed
they o.k.ed
Present Continuous
I am o.k.ing
you are o.k.ing
he/she/it is o.k.ing
we are o.k.ing
you are o.k.ing
they are o.k.ing
Present Perfect
I have o.k.ed
you have o.k.ed
he/she/it has o.k.ed
we have o.k.ed
you have o.k.ed
they have o.k.ed
Past Continuous
I was o.k.ing
you were o.k.ing
he/she/it was o.k.ing
we were o.k.ing
you were o.k.ing
they were o.k.ing
Past Perfect
I had o.k.ed
you had o.k.ed
he/she/it had o.k.ed
we had o.k.ed
you had o.k.ed
they had o.k.ed
Future
I will o.k.
you will o.k.
he/she/it will o.k.
we will o.k.
you will o.k.
they will o.k.
Future Perfect
I will have o.k.ed
you will have o.k.ed
he/she/it will have o.k.ed
we will have o.k.ed
you will have o.k.ed
they will have o.k.ed
Future Continuous
I will be o.k.ing
you will be o.k.ing
he/she/it will be o.k.ing
we will be o.k.ing
you will be o.k.ing
they will be o.k.ing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been o.k.ing
you have been o.k.ing
he/she/it has been o.k.ing
we have been o.k.ing
you have been o.k.ing
they have been o.k.ing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been o.k.ing
you will have been o.k.ing
he/she/it will have been o.k.ing
we will have been o.k.ing
you will have been o.k.ing
they will have been o.k.ing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been o.k.ing
you had been o.k.ing
he/she/it had been o.k.ing
we had been o.k.ing
you had been o.k.ing
they had been o.k.ing
Conditional
I would o.k.
you would o.k.
he/she/it would o.k.
we would o.k.
you would o.k.
they would o.k.
Past Conditional
I would have o.k.ed
you would have o.k.ed
he/she/it would have o.k.ed
we would have o.k.ed
you would have o.k.ed
they would have o.k.ed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.O.K. - an endorsementO.K. - an endorsement; "they gave us the O.K. to go ahead"
imprimatur, sanction, countenance, endorsement, indorsement, warrant - formal and explicit approval; "a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement"
Verb1.O.K. - give sanction toO.K. - give sanction to; "I approve of his educational policies"
authorize, authorise, clear, pass - grant authorization or clearance for; "Clear the manuscript for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"
sanction - give religious sanction to, such as through on oath; "sanctify the marriage"
visa - approve officially; "The list of speakers must be visaed"
back, endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for, support - be behind; approve of; "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960"
confirm - support a person for a position; "The Senate confirmed the President's candidate for Secretary of Defense"
Adj.1.O.K. - being satisfactory or in satisfactory conditiono.k. - 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"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
satisfactory - giving satisfaction; "satisfactory living conditions"; "his grades were satisfactory"
Adv.1.O.K. - in a satisfactory or adequate mannerO.K. - in a satisfactory or adequate manner; "she'll do okay on her own"; "held up all right under pressure"; (`alright' is a nonstandard variant of `all right')
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
Translations

O.K.

okay [ˈəʊˈkeɪ] (fam)
1. exclOK!, okay!, va bene!
2. adj the film was O.K.il film non era male
are you O.K. for money? → sei a posto coi soldi?
it's O.K. with or by me → per me va bene
is it O.K. with you if ...? → ti va bene se...?
is it O.K.?, are you O.K.? → tutto OK?
did you hurt yourself? - no, I'm O.K. → ti sei fatto male? - no, sto bene
is the car O.K.? → è a posto la macchina?
that may have been O.K. last year → questo poteva forse andar bene l'anno scorso
3. n to give sth one's O.K.dare l'okay a qc
4. vt (O.K.'d or okayed (pt, pp)) → dare l'okay a, approvare

O.K.,

okay

(ouˈkei) interjection, adjective, adverb
all right. Will you do it? O.K., I will; Is my dress O.K.?; That's O.K. with/by me (= I agree).
noun
approval. He gave the plan his O.K.
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