Affirmative meaning

ə-fûrmə-tĭv
Affirmative is defined as something that confirms the truth.

An example of something that would be described as affirmative is a testimony in court that supports the plaintiff's claim.

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Positive; optimistic.

An affirmative outlook.

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Giving assent or approval; confirming.

An affirmative vote.

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The point of view that upholds the proposition being debated.
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An affirmative statement.
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(logic) Expressing the agreement of the two terms of a proposition.
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A word or expression indicating assent or agreement (Ex.: yes, aye)
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The side in a debate that upholds the proposition.

Her team will speak for the affirmative.

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Asserting that something is true or correct, as with the answer “yes”.

An affirmative reply.

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Affirmative means a positive answer.

An example of an affirmative statement is answering a question with the word “yes.”

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A word or statement of agreement or assent, such as the word yes.
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Pertaining to truth; asserting that something is; affirming.

An affirmative answer.

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Used in place of the response “yes” to express confirmation or consent.
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Affirming something about a subject.

“all men are mortal” is an affirmative proposition.

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Yes.
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Pertaining to any assertion or active confirmation that favors a particular result.
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An affirmative vote.

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Confirmative; ratifying.

An act affirmative of common law.

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(algebra) Positive; not negative.
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Yes; an answer that shows agreement or acceptance.

That's an affirmative Houston, the space shuttle has lost the secondary thrusters.

10-4 good buddy. That's an affirmative - the tractor trailer is in the ditch at the side of the highway.

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(grammatical terminology) An answer that shows agreement or acceptance.
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The definition of affirmative is agreeing with someone or something.

An example of an affirmative action is nodding your head in agreement with a friend's statement.

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Of, relating to, or being a proposition in which the predicate affirms something about the subject, such as the statement apples have seeds.
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Saying that something stated is true; answering “yes”

An affirmative reply.

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in the affirmative
  • In assent or agreement with a plan, suggestion, etc.
  • With an affirmative answer; saying “yes”.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

in the affirmative

Origin of affirmative

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

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