What does Affirmative mean?

Definitions for Affirmativeəˈfɜr mə tɪv

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Affirmative.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. affirmative(adj)

    a reply of affirmation

    "he answered in the affirmative"

  2. affirmative, affirmatory(adj)

    affirming or giving assent

    "an affirmative decision"; "affirmative votes"

  3. affirmative, optimistic(adj)

    expecting the best

    "an affirmative outlook"

  4. approving, affirmative, approbative, approbatory, plausive(adj)

    expressing or manifesting praise or approval

    "approbative criticism"; "an affirmative nod"

Wiktionary

  1. affirmative(Noun)

    Yes; an answer that shows agreement or acceptance.

  2. affirmative(Noun)

    An answer that shows agreement or acceptance.

  3. affirmative(Noun)

    An assertion.

  4. affirmative(Adjective)

    pertaining to truth; asserting that something is

  5. affirmative(Adjective)

    pertaining to any assertion or active confirmation that favors a particular result

  6. affirmative(Adjective)

    positive

  7. Origin: From affirmatif, from affirmativus, from affirmare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Affirmative(adj)

    confirmative; ratifying; as, an act affirmative of common law

  2. Affirmative(adj)

    that affirms; asserting that the fact is so; declaratory of what exists; answering "yes" to a question; -- opposed to negative; as, an affirmative answer; an affirmative vote

  3. Affirmative(adj)

    positive; dogmatic

  4. Affirmative(adj)

    expressing the agreement of the two terms of a proposition

  5. Affirmative(adj)

    positive; -- a term applied to quantities which are to be added, and opposed to negative, or such as are to be subtracted

  6. Affirmative(noun)

    that which affirms as opposed to that which denies; an affirmative proposition; that side of question which affirms or maintains the proposition stated; -- opposed to negative; as, there were forty votes in the affirmative, and ten in the negative

  7. Affirmative(noun)

    a word or phrase expressing affirmation or assent; as, yes, that is so, etc

  8. Origin: [L. affirmativus: cf. F. affirmatif.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Affirmative in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Affirmative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Burroughs:

    It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative.

  2. Ravi Verma:

    Affirmative action is a solid step forward because those girls and women who move into the sphere of education and work and acquire additional skills challenge local patriarchy and can change attitudes.

  3. Vice President Joe Biden:

    Societies have to provide an affirmative alternative for immigrant communities, a sense of opportunity, a sense of belonging that discredits the terrorist’s appeal to fear, isolation, hatred, resentment.

  4. Warwick Sabin:

    Other states are moving ahead of us and Arkansas is being left in the dust. We need to make an affirmative statement about our values as a state, and I know that the vast majority of Arkansans believe in fairness and opportunity for all of its citizens.

  5. Lewis Baldwin:

    Democratic Socialist was not talking about race-based affirmative action. Democratic Socialist was concerned about need-based affirmative action, if you look at Democratic Socialist call for an economic bill of rights, Democratic Socialist was talking about affirmative action that benefited all people that were poor and deprived.

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