1. A word used to show agreement or acceptance.
    Yes, you are correct.
    Yes, you may go play outside now.
    Yes, sir, we have your package right here.
    • 2016, [ VOA Learning English] (public domain)
      Hi, Jonathan. Are you busy? — Yes, I’m busy.
  2. A word used to indicate disagreement or dissent in reply to a negative statement.
    It was not my fault we lost the race.
    Oh, yes, it was!
  3. (internet slang)(informal) Answer to a question presuming one answer when all answers are correct.
    Do you like cake or pie?
Synonyms Antonyms Translations
  • French: oui
  • German: ja
  • Italian:
  • Portuguese: sim
  • Russian: да
  • Spanish:
  • French: si
  • German: doch
  • Italian: , invece sì
  • Portuguese: sim
  • Russian: ещё как
  • Spanish:

  1. Used to express pleasure, joy, or great excitement.
    Our second goal of the match! Yes!
    Antonyms: no
  2. Response that confirms that the user is paying attention.
  • French: oui
  • German: ja
  • Italian:
  • Portuguese: sim!, é!, assim!, isso!, aí!
  • Russian: да
  • Spanish:


yes (plural yeses or yesses)

  1. An affirmative expression; an answer that shows agreement or acceptance.
    Was that a yes?
    Synonyms: aye, yea, nod
    Antonyms: no, nay
  2. A vote of support or in favor/favour of something.
    The workers voted on whether to strike, and there were thirty "yeses" and one "no".
    Synonyms: aye, yea
    Antonyms: nay
Translations Translations

yes (yeses, present participle yessing; past and past participle yessed)

  1. (colloquial, transitive) to agree with, affirm, approve.
    Did he yes the veto?
    Synonyms: agree, consent, nod
  2. (slang) to attempt to flatter someone by habitually agreeing

This text is extracted from the Wiktionary and it is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license | Terms and conditions | Privacy policy 0.005
Offline English dictionary