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English definition of “all right”

all right

adjective [after verb], adverb (AGREED)    (also not standard alright)
A1 used to show that something is agreed, understood, or acceptable: All right, I'll lend you the money. All right, that's enough noise! Tell me if you start to feel sick, all right? "Are you sure you won't come with us?" "All right then. If you insist." All right, so I made a mistake (= I accept that I was wrong). I'd rather not go to Tricia's party if that's all right with you. Would it be all right if I came? [+ to infinitive] Chris wants to know if it'll be all right to come over to see us this evening. She seems to think that it's perfectly all right to break the law.Words and phrases expressing agreement and acceptance it's all right A2 (also that's all right) an answer to someone who has just thanked you for something or just said sorry for something they have done: "Thank you for the flowers." "It's all right (= there's no need to thank me). I thought they might cheer you up." "I'm sorry I broke the vase." "Oh, that's all right (= it's not important). It wasn't very expensive."Polite expressions Grammar:All right and alrightAll right is an adjective or adverb.See moreGrammar:All right as an adjectiveWe use all right as an adjective after verbs such as be, feel, seem or look, but not before a noun (predicative adjective). It means ‘well’, ‘OK’, ‘satisfactory’:See moreGrammar:All right as an adverbWe use all right as an adverb to mean ‘well’, ‘OK’, ‘satisfactorily’:See moreGrammar:All right as a discourse markerWe use all right to show that we want to begin a new topic or a new action:See more
(Definition of all right adjectiveadverb (AGREED) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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