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Affirmative

see synonyms of affirmative

Noun

1. affirmative

a reply of affirmation

Example Sentences:
'he answered in the affirmative'

Adjective

2. affirmative, affirmatory

affirming or giving assent

Example Sentences:
'an affirmative decision'
'affirmative votes'

3. affirmative, optimistic

expecting the best

Example Sentences:
'an affirmative outlook'

4. affirmative, approbative, approbatory, approving, plausive

expressing or manifesting praise or approval

Example Sentences:
'approbative criticism'
'an affirmative nod'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Affirmative

see synonyms of affirmative
adjective
1. 
confirming or asserting something as true or valid
an affirmative statement
2. 
indicating agreement or assent
an affirmative answer
3. 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 negative (sense 12)
noun
4. 
a positive assertion
5. 
a word or phrase stating agreement or assent, such as yes (esp in the phrase answer in the affirmative)
6. logic
an affirmative proposition
7.  the affirmative
sentence substitute
8. military
a signal codeword used to express assent or confirmation

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Affirmative

see synonyms of affirmative
adjective
1. 
saying that something stated is true; answering “yes”
an affirmative reply
2. 
a. 
bold or confident in asserting
affirmative people
b. 
optimistic or hopeful; not negative or cynical
3.  Logic
affirming something about a subject
“all men are mortal” is an affirmative proposition
adverb, interjection
4. 
yes
so used in radio communication
noun
5. 
a word or expression indicating assent or agreement (Ex.: yes, aye)
6. 
an affirmative statement
7. 
the point of view that upholds the proposition being debated

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Affirmative

see synonyms of affirmative
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.

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