a reply of affirmation
"he answered in the affirmative"
affirming or giving assent
"an affirmative decision"; "affirmative votes"
expecting the best
"an affirmative outlook"
approving, affirmative, approbative, approbatory, plausive(adj)
expressing or manifesting praise or approval
"approbative criticism"; "an affirmative nod"
Yes; an answer that shows agreement or acceptance.
An answer that shows agreement or acceptance.
pertaining to truth; asserting that something is
pertaining to any assertion or active confirmation that favors a particular result
Origin: From affirmatif, from affirmativus, from affirmare.
confirmative; ratifying; as, an act affirmative of common law
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
expressing the agreement of the two terms of a proposition
positive; -- a term applied to quantities which are to be added, and opposed to negative, or such as are to be subtracted
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
a word or phrase expressing affirmation or assent; as, yes, that is so, etc
Origin: [L. affirmativus: cf. F. affirmatif.]
The numerical value of Affirmative in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Affirmative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Some people think it's moved enough to justify an affirmative vote.
It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative.
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.
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.
Racial identification is significant for the implementation of affirmative action, the drawing of legislative districts, and the enforcement of anti-discrimination laws in employment, education and housing.
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Translations for Affirmative
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- утвърдителен, положителенBulgarian
- affirmativer SatzGerman
- afirmativo, oración afirmativa, positivoSpanish
- affirmatif, phrase affirmativeFrench
- bevestigende zinDutch
- tiltredes, bekreftesNorwegian
- positivo, afirmativoPortuguese
- положи́тельный, утверди́тельный, утвердительныйRussian
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