Affirmative Definition

ə-fûrmə-tĭv
adjective
Asserting that something is true or correct, as with the answer “yes”.
An affirmative reply.
American Heritage
Saying that something stated is true; answering “yes”
An affirmative reply.
Webster's New World
Giving assent or approval; confirming.
An affirmative vote.
American Heritage
Bold or confident in asserting.
Affirmative people.
Webster's New World
Positive; optimistic.
An affirmative outlook.
American Heritage
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noun
A word or statement of agreement or assent, such as the word yes.
American Heritage
A word or expression indicating assent or agreement (Ex.: yes, aye)
Webster's New World
The side in a debate that upholds the proposition.
Her team will speak for the affirmative.
American Heritage
An affirmative statement.
Webster's New World
The point of view that upholds the proposition being debated.
Webster's New World
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adverb
Used in place of the response “yes” to express confirmation or consent.
American Heritage
Yes.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Affirmative

Noun

Singular:
affirmative
Plural:
affirmatives

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Affirmative

  • in the affirmative

Origin of Affirmative

  • From Old French affirmatif, from Latin affirmativus, from affirmare (“to assert”).

    From Wiktionary

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