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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.Words and phrases expressing agreement and acceptance 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?InterjectionsSounds used as interjections 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!"Words and phrases expressing agreement and acceptance

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