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Meaning of “by all means” in the English Dictionary

"by all means" in British English

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by all means

C2 used to give ​permission: "May I ​borrow this ​book?" "By all means."
(Definition of by all means from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"by all means" in American English

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by all means

yes, ​certainly: "Could I have a ​glass of ​water, ​please?" "By all ​means – I'll get it for you."
(Definition of by all means from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “by all means”
in Chinese (Simplified) (表示许可)好的,当然可以…
in Chinese (Traditional) (表示許可)好的,當然可以…
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