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yes

adverb uk   /jes/ (informal yeah, yep, yah) us  
A1 used to express willingness or agreement: "Would you like a glass of wine?" "Yes please." "Do you like Thai food?" "Yes, I love it." "He's a really nice guy." "Yes he is." "Report to me at nine o'clock tomorrow morning." "Yes, sir." "Have you had enough to eat?" "Yes, thank you." If you'd say yes (= agree) to the request you'd save a lot of trouble. A1 used to show that you are listening to someone, or that you are ready to listen and to give them an answer or information: "Dad." "Yes, what do you want, honey?" Yes, can I help you? A2 used when you are disagreeing with a negative statement: "I'm not a very good cook though." "Yes you are - you make wonderful food!"

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