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English definition of “okay”

okay

adjective, adverb ( also OK)     /əʊˈkeɪ/ informal
GOOD A2 good or good enough: Is your food okay? It was okay, but it wasn't as good as his last film.Quite good, or not very goodSuitable and acceptable
SAFE A1 safe or healthy: Is your grandmother okay now?Safe and secure
ALLOWED A2 allowed or acceptable: Is it okay if I leave early today? [+ to do sth] Is it okay to smoke in here?Accepting and agreeingAccepting and agreeing reluctantlyApproving and approvalQuite good, or not very goodSuitable and acceptable
(Definition of okay adjectiveadverb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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