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Meaning of “aye” in the English Dictionary

"aye" in British English

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ayeadverb

uk   us   // mainly UK
another word for "yes": "Would you ​prefer not to ​work?" "Oh aye, I'd ​stoptomorrow if I could." All those who ​support this ​proposal say "Aye".

ayenoun [C]

uk   us   //
(Definition of aye from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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ayenoun [C]

 us   /ɑɪ/
(used esp. in ​voting) yes, or a ​vote that ​means yes and ​supports a ​suggestion or ​plan of ​action: The ayes have it, 20 to 12, and the ​motion is ​carried.
(Definition of aye from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “aye”
in Spanish Sí…
in Vietnamese nhất trí…
in Malaysian ya…
in Thai ใช่…
in Chinese (Simplified) yes 的另一种说法…
in Turkish daha çok İskoçya ve İngiltere'nin kuzeyinde kullanılan 'evet' anlamında sözcük…
in Russian да…
in Indonesian ya…
in Chinese (Traditional) yes 的另一種說法…
in Polish tak…
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