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af·fir·ma·tive

 (ə-fûr′mə-tĭv)
adj.
1. Asserting that something is true or correct, as with the answer "yes": an affirmative reply.
2. Giving assent or approval; confirming: an affirmative vote.
3. Positive; optimistic: an affirmative outlook.
4. Logic Of, relating to, or being a proposition in which the predicate affirms something about the subject, such as the statement apples have seeds.
n.
1. A word or statement of agreement or assent, such as the word yes.
2. The side in a debate that upholds the proposition: Her team will speak for the affirmative.
adv.
Informal Used in place of the response "yes" to express confirmation or consent.

af·fir′ma·tive·ly adv.

affirmative

(əˈfɜːmətɪv)
adj
1. confirming or asserting something as true or valid: an affirmative statement.
2. indicating agreement or assent: an affirmative answer.
3. (Logic) logic
a. (of a categorial proposition) affirming the satisfaction by the subject of the predicate, as in all birds have feathers; some men are married
b. not containing negation. Compare negative12
n
4. a positive assertion
5. (Linguistics) a word or phrase stating agreement or assent, such as yes (esp in the phrase answer in the affirmative)
6. (Logic) logic an affirmative proposition
7. the affirmative chiefly US and Canadian the side in a debate that supports the proposition
sentence substitute
(Military) military a signal codeword used to express assent or confirmation
afˈfirmatively adv

af•firm•a•tive

(əˈfɜr mə tɪv)

adj.
1. affirming or asserting the truth, validity, or fact of something.
2. expressing agreement or consent; assenting: an affirmative reply.
3. positive; not negative.
4. Logic. noting a proposition in which a property of a subject is affirmed, as “All men are happy.”
n.
5. something that affirms or asserts; affirmation.
6. a reply indicating assent, as Yes or I do.
7. a manner or mode that indicates assent: a reply in the affirmative.
8. the side, as in a debate, that defends a statement which the opposite side attacks.
interj.
9. (used to indicate agreement, assent, etc.): “Is this the road to Lake George?” “Affirmative.”
[1400–50; < Latin]
af•firm′a•tive•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.affirmative - a reply of affirmationaffirmative - a reply of affirmation; "he answered in the affirmative"
affirmation, avouchment, avowal - a statement asserting the existence or the truth of something
yes - an affirmative; "I was hoping for a yes"
yea - an affirmative; "The yeas have it"
double negative - an affirmative constructed from two negatives; "A not unwelcome outcome"
negative - a reply of denial; "he answered in the negative"
Adj.1.affirmative - affirming or giving assent; "an affirmative decision"; "affirmative votes"
favorable, favourable - encouraging or approving or pleasing; "a favorable reply"; "he received a favorable rating"; "listened with a favorable ear"; "made a favorable impression"
positive - characterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance or certainty etc.; "a positive attitude"; "the reviews were all positive"; "a positive benefit"; "a positive demand"
negative - expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial
2.affirmative - expecting the bestaffirmative - expecting the best; "an affirmative outlook"
positive - characterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance or certainty etc.; "a positive attitude"; "the reviews were all positive"; "a positive benefit"; "a positive demand"
3.affirmative - expressing or manifesting praise or approval; "approbative criticism"; "an affirmative nod"
favorable, favourable - encouraging or approving or pleasing; "a favorable reply"; "he received a favorable rating"; "listened with a favorable ear"; "made a favorable impression"

affirmative

affirmative

adjective
1. Giving assent:
2. Of a constructive nature:
Informal: upbeat.
Translations
إيجَابِي
kladnýsouhlassouhlasnýzvýhodňování
bekræftendekønsdiskriminering
jákvæîur; játandi
hakça davranışkayırmaolumlu

affirmative

[əˈfɜːmətɪv]
A. ADJafirmativo
B. N to answer in the affirmativedar una respuesta afirmativa, contestar afirmativamente
C. CPD affirmative action N (US) (Pol) → medidas fpl a favor de las minorías
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
Affirmative action es el término estadounidense que hace referencia al tratamiento privilegiado que reciben las minorías étnicas y las mujeres en lo que concierne al empleo o la educación. La administración del presidente Kennedy puso en marcha esta política en los años sesenta, estableciendo cuotas para asegurar más puestos de trabajo y plazas universitarias a aquellos colectivos con baja representación, lo cual se garantizó gracias a la Ley de Igualdad de Oportunidades Laborales (Equal Employment Opportunities Act), de 1972. Esta discriminación positiva fue para muchos la causa de que fueran a su vez discriminados los colectivos no minoritarios, por ejemplo, los hombres de raza blanca, por lo que la aplicación estricta de los cupos se ha relajado un tanto desde entonces.

affirmative

[əˈfɜːrmətɪv]
adj [answer] → affirmatif/ive
n
in the affirmative → par l'affirmative
to answer in the affirmative → répondre par l'affirmative, répondre affirmativementaffirmative action (US) n (= positive discrimination) → discrimination f positive

affirmative

n (Gram) → Bejahung f; (sentence) → bejahender or positiver Satz; to answer in the affirmativebejahend or mit Ja antworten; put these sentences into the affirmativedrücken Sie diese Sätze bejahend aus
adjbejahend, positiv; (Gram) → affirmativ (form), → bejahend; the answer is affirmativedie Antwort ist bejahend or ja
interjrichtig

affirmative

[əˈfɜːmətɪv]
1. adjaffermativo/a
2. n to answer in the affirmativerispondere affermativamente or di sì

affirm

(əˈfəːm) verb
to state something positively and firmly. Despite all the policeman's questions the lady continued to affirm that she was innocent.
ˌaffirˈmation (ӕ-) noun
afˈfirmative (-tiv) adjective, noun
saying or indicating yes to a question, suggestion etc. He gave an affirmative nod; a reply in the affirmative.
affirmative ˌaction noun
(American) the practice of giving better opportunities (jobs, education etc) to people who, it is thought, are treated unfairly (minorities, women etc).
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She broke into a breathless affirmative groan: "They're the master's
And by those negations, considered along with the affirmative fact of his prodigious bulk and power, you can best form to yourself the truest, though not the most exhilarating conception of what the most exalted potency is.
This title fell casually from the lips of a blacksmith, one day, in a village, was caught up as a happy thought and tossed from mouth to mouth with a laugh and an affirmative vote; in ten days it had swept the kingdom, and was become as familiar as the king's name.
Being answered in the affirmative, she nodded to a child who was eagerly waiting for the answer, and who ran towards her as if she feared to be a moment too late.
Elton hardly waited for the affirmative before she went on.
In a hurried manner, he replied in the affirmative.
Magdalen impatiently answered by a gesture in the affirmative.
On his answering in the affirmative, "Then bring me another pint of this same wine, drawer, and come and wake me at ten.
Jaggers would be found to be "at," I replied in the affirmative.
Well; yes--she might," said the butcher, slowly, considering that he was giving a decided affirmative.
As he was anxious to propitiate his captors, he answered as often as possible in the affirmative.
One of the members for the affirmative offered several arguments of great strength and weight, alleging, "that as the YAHOOS were the most filthy, noisome, and deformed animals which nature ever produced, so they were the most restive and indocible, mischievous and malicious; they would privately suck the teats of the HOUYHNHNMS' cows, kill and devour their cats, trample down their oats and grass, if they were not continually watched, and commit a thousand other extravagancies.