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Adjective: okay  ow'key
  1. Being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition
    "things are okay";
    - all right, fine, o.k., OK, hunky-dory [informal], cool [informal], alright, jake [N. Amer, Austral, NZ, informal]
Noun: okay  ow'key
  1. An endorsement
    "they gave us the okay to go ahead";
    - O.K., OK, okey [non-standard], okeh [non-standard]
Verb: okay  ow'key
  1. Give permission or approval for something
    "I will okay his educational policies";
    - approve, O.K., sanction, greenlight, OK, green-light
Adverb: okay  ow'key
  1. In a satisfactory or adequate manner
    "she'll do okay on her own";
    - O.K., all right, alright, OK
Interjection: okay  ow'key
  1. Expresses agreement or acceptance
    - OK, okey-doke [informal], okey-dokey [informal], righto [Brit, informal], righty-ho [Brit, informal], right, right on [informal]

Derived forms: okayed, okaying, okays

See also: satisfactory

Type of: authorise [Brit], authorize, clear, countenance, endorsement, imprimatur, indorsement, pass, sanction, warrant

Encyclopedia: Okay, OK