affirmatively


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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.
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Adv.1.affirmatively - in an affirmative manner
Translations

affirmatively

[əˈfɜːmətɪvlɪ] ADVafirmativamente

affirmatively

[əˈfɜːrmətɪvli] adv [answer, respond, nod] → affirmativement

affirmatively

advbejahend, positiv

affirmatively

[əˈfɜːmətɪvlɪ] advaffermativamente
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He looked at me in surprise, nodding his head affirmatively.
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When he responded affirmatively, the two men began making anti-Semitic remarks including "Heil Hitler" and giving the Nazi salute before one of the men knocked Tennen unconscious.
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Noting Iraq would use this water in electricity production, Al-Ani said Eroglu responded affirmatively to this proposal.
Taking his understanding of inheritance as a point of departure, she introduces his work as a mode of responding affirmatively to the Western philosophical and religious tradition.
The court rejected this argument on the grounds that the buyer could not be said to have "affirmatively assumed" the obligation to pay commissions and in doing so, followed the findings of New York courts that there is "no obligation on the purchaser's part to pay the broker unless the purchaser affirmatively assumes that obligation.