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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The hall porter nodded his head affirmatively. The clerk with his face tied up, who had already been seven times to ask some favor of Alexey Alexandrovitch, interested both Seryozha and the hall porter.
The boy nodded affirmatively. Here he saw a method of revenging himself upon his hated Bwana and at the same time of escaping the wrath of the Big Bwana whom all were positive would first follow after the northerly safari.
"Whatever happens to you," he said, "you must bear it all manfully if you have firmly resolved to join our Brotherhood." (Pierre nodded affirmatively.) "When you hear a knock at the door, you will uncover your eyes," added Willarski.
Jav nodded affirmatively. The girl smiled, and then, brushing past Carthoris, she stepped swiftly toward the growling carnivore.
Smith-Oldwick nodded his head affirmatively. "I have plenty," he replied.
After a long pause he remarks, partly to you, and partly to the knob on the top of his stick, that 'Yankees are reckoned to be considerable of a go-ahead people too;' upon which YOU say 'Yes,' and then HE says 'Yes' again (affirmatively this time); and upon your looking out of window, tells you that behind that hill, and some three miles from the next station, there is a clever town in a smart lo-ca-tion, where he expects you have concluded to stop.
He looked at me in surprise, nodding his head affirmatively.
Natalia Haldin moved her head affirmatively; then, after a glance at the door of the drawing-room, said in French--
PJM also requested that, should the Commission not wish PJM to run the August 2019 BRA under its existing rules, the Commission affirmatively so state in ruling on the Motion.
Dodik also pledged to maintain BiH's good cooperation with Saudi Arabia, stressing that he values the country and its significance and responded affirmatively to an invitation to visit to Saudi Arabia.
Defendants answered, denying liability and asserting three affirmative defenses: (1) that 'Plaintiff fails to state a cause of action upon which relief can be granted'; (2) that 'Defendants affirmatively assert the defenses of license and payment'; and (3) that 'Defendants affirmatively assert the defense of waiver.' Plaintiff now moves to strike the second and third affirmative defenses.
Asked whether they felt their right to take days off was being trampled upon, 49 percent of Taiwanese employees responded affirmatively, a percentage worse than only Great Britain and Spain in the review.