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Definition 1: an endorsement - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where o.k. or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they gave us the O.K. to go ahead

Synonyms for o.k. in the sense of this definition

(o.k. is a kind of ...) formal and explicit approval

"a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement"

Definition 2: give sanction to - [verb of communication]

Samples where o.k. or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I approve of his educational policies

Synonyms for o.k. in the sense of this definition

(o.k. is a kind of ...) grant authorization or clearance for

"Clear the manuscript for publication" "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"

(... is a kind of o.k. ) give religious sanction to, such as through on oath

"sanctify the marriage"

(... is a kind of o.k. ) approve officially

"The list of speakers must be visaed"

(... is a kind of o.k. ) be behind; approve of

"He plumped for the Labor Party" "I backed Kennedy in 1960"

(... is a kind of o.k. ) support a person for a position

"The Senate confirmed the President's candidate for Secretary of Defense"

Definition 3: in a satisfactory or adequate manner - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where o.k. or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she'll do okay on her own
  • held up all right under pressure

Synonyms for o.k. in the sense of this definition

(o.k. is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 4: being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where o.k. or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an all-right movie
  • the passengers were shaken up but are all right
  • is everything all right?
  • everything's fine
  • things are okay
  • dinner and the movies had been fine
  • another minute I'd have been fine

Synonyms for o.k. in the sense of this definition

(o.k. is similar to ...) giving satisfaction

"satisfactory living conditions" "his grades were satisfactory"

(o.k. is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

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