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yes

 (yĕs)
adv.
It is so; as you say or ask. Used to express affirmation, agreement, positive confirmation, or consent.
n. pl. yes·es also yes·ses
1. An affirmative or consenting reply.
2. An affirmative vote or voter.
tr.v. yessed, yes·sing, yes·es also yes·ses
To give an affirmative reply to.
interj.
Used to express great satisfaction, approval, or happiness.

[Middle English, from Old English gēse, so be it! : probably gēa, so; see i- in Indo-European roots + sīe, may it be so; see es- in Indo-European roots.]
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yes

(jɛs)
sentence substitute
1. used to express acknowledgment, affirmation, consent, agreement, or approval or to answer when one is addressed
2. used, often with interrogative intonation, to signal someone to speak or keep speaking, enter a room, or do something
n
3. an answer or vote of yes
4. (often plural) a person who votes in the affirmative
[Old English gēse, from iā sīe may it be; see yea]
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yes

(yɛs)

adv., n., pl. yes•es, adv.
1. (used to express affirmation or agreement or to emphasize a previous statement): Do you want that? Yes, I do.
2. (used to express disagreement with a negative statement or command): You can't do that! Oh yes I can!
3. (used interrogatively to express uncertainty, curiosity, etc.): “Yes?” he said as he opened the door.
4. (used to express polite interest or attention.)
n.
5. an affirmative reply or vote.
v.t.
6. to give an affirmative reply to; give assent or approval to.
interj.
7. (used as a strong expression of joy, pleasure, or approval.)
[before 900; Middle English yes, yis, Old English gēse, probably from gēa yea + be it]
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yes

You use yes to agree with someone, to say that something is true, or to accept something.

'We need to talk.' – 'Yes, you're right.'
'Is that true?' – 'Yes.'
'Tea?' – 'Yes, thanks.'

Be Careful!
When someone asks a negative question, you must say yes if you want to give a positive answer. For example, if someone says 'Aren't you going out this evening?', you say 'Yes, I am'. Don't say 'No, I am'. Similarly, if someone says 'Haven't you met John?', you say, 'Yes, I have'.

'Haven't you got any clothes with you?' – 'Yes, in that suitcase.'
'Didn't you buy him a present?' – 'Yes, I did.'

Be Careful!
Similarly, you say yes if you want to disagree with a negative statement. For example, if someone says 'He doesn't want to come', you can say 'Yes, he does'. Don't say 'No, he does'.

'That isn't true.' – 'Oh yes, it is.'
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yes - an affirmativeyes - an affirmative; "I was hoping for a yes"
affirmative - a reply of affirmation; "he answered in the affirmative"
no - a negative; "his no was loud and clear"
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yes

interjection yeah (informal), sure, okay, aye (Scot. informal), affirmative (formal), uh-huh (slang), ya (S. African), yup (informal), yebo (S. African informal) `Are you a friend of his?' `Yes'.
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yes

adverbnoun
1. The act or process of accepting:
Informal: OK.
2. An affirmative vote or voter:
verb
To respond affirmatively; receive with agreement or compliance:
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Translations
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yes

[jes]
A. ADV
"I didn't say that!" - "oh, yes, you did"-¡yo no he dicho eso! -sí, sí que lo has dicho
"you're not going, are you?" - "yes, I am"-tú no vas, ¿verdad? -sí sí, (que) voy
yes? (doubtfully) → ¿de verdad?, ¿ah sí?; (awaiting further reply) → ¿y qué más?, y ¿luego? (LAm); (answering knock at door) → ¿sí?, ¡adelante!
to say yesdecir que sí, aceptar; (to marriage proposal) → dar el sí
he says yes to everythinga todo dice que sí, se conforma con cualquier cosa
yes and no (= sort of) → sí y no
yes yes, but what if it doesn't?de acuerdo, pero ¿y si no es así?
B. Nm
he gave a reluctant yesasintió pero de mala gana
C. CPD yes man Nadulador m, pelotillero m (Sp)
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yes

[ˈjɛs]
adv
(gen)oui
"Do you like it?" - "Yes." → "Tu aimes ça?" - "Oui."
yes please → oui, s'il te plaît, oui, s'il vous plaît
"Would you like a cup of tea?" - "Yes please." → "Voulez-vous une tasse de thé?" - "Oui s'il vous plaît."
to say yes → dire oui
yes and no → oui et non
"Was it strange to be back?" - "Yes and no." → "Est-ce que ça faisait bizarre d'être de retour?" - "Oui et non (à la fois)."
(answering negative question)si
"Don't you like it?" - "Yes!" → "Tu n'aimes pas ça?" - "Si!"
"You're not Swiss, are you?" - "Yes I am!" → "Tu n'es pas suisse, si?" - "Si!"
n
(= answer) → oui m inv
Is that a yes? → Est-ce que c'est oui?
(= vote in favour) → vote m en faveur, vote m pour
There were seventeen yeses and two noes → Il y eut 17 votes pour et deux contre.yes man n [yes men] (pl) → béni-oui-oui m inv
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yes

advja; (answering neg question) → doch; to say yesJa or ja sagen; to say yes to a proposaleiner Forderung (dat)nachkommen; he said yes to all my questionser hat alle meine Fragen bejaht or mit Ja beantwortet; if they say yes to an increasewenn sie eine Lohnerhöhung bewilligen; I’d say yes to 35%, no to 32%ich würde 35% akzeptieren, 32% nicht; she says yes to everythingsie kann nicht Nein or nein sagen; yes sir! (Mil) → jawohl, Herr General/Leutnant etc; (general) → jawohl, mein Herr!; waiter! — yes sir?Herr Ober! — ja, bitte?; yes indeedo ja, allerdings; I didn’t say that — oh yes, you diddas habe ich nicht gesagt — o doch or o ja, das hast du; yes and noja und nein, jein (inf); yes yes, I know!jaja, ich weiß doch
nJa nt; he just answered with yeses and noeser hat einfach mit Ja oder Nein geantwortet

yes

:
yes man
nJasager m
yes/no question
nJa-Nein-Frage f
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yes

[jɛs]
1. adv
to say yes (to) → dire di sì (a)
don't you want any? - yes (I do)! → non ne vuoi? - ma sì!
yes yes, but what if it doesn't? → sì, va bene, ma se non lo fa?
2. nm inv
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yes

(jes) interjection
used to express agreement or consent. Yes, that is true; Yes, you may go.
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