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affirmative

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adjective af·fir·ma·tive \ə-ˈfər-mə-tiv\

Simple Definition of affirmative

  • : saying or showing that the answer is “yes” rather than “no”

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of affirmative

  1. 1 :  asserting a predicate of a subject

  2. 2 :  asserting that the fact is so

  3. 3 :  positive <affirmative approach>

  4. 4 :  favoring or supporting a proposition or motion

affirmatively adverb

Examples of affirmative in a sentence

  1. She gave an affirmative answer, not a negative answer.



15th Century

First Known Use of affirmative

15th century


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affirmative

noun af·fir·ma·tive

Definition of affirmative

  1. 1 :  an expression (as the word yes) of affirmation or assent

  2. 2 :  an affirmative proposition

  3. 3 :  the side that upholds the proposition stated in a debate



Examples of affirmative in a sentence

  1. <we have five affirmatives and two negatives for forming the committee>



15th Century

First Known Use of affirmative

15th century



AFFIRMATIVE Defined for Kids

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affirmative

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adjective af·fir·ma·tive \ə-ˈfər-mə-tiv\

Definition of affirmative for Students

  1. 1 :  saying or showing that the answer is "yes" <He gave an affirmative answer.>

  2. 2 :  being positive or helpful <Take an affirmative approach to the problem.>




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affirmative

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noun af·fir·ma·tive

Definition of affirmative for Students

  1. 1 :  an expression (as the word yes) of agreement

  2. 2 :  the side that supports or votes for something




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affirmative

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adjective af·fir·ma·tive \ə-ˈfər-mə-tiv\

Legal Definition of affirmative

  1. 1 :  asserting the existence of certain facts esp. in support of a cause of action <affirmative proof>

  2. 2 :  resulting from an intentional act <affirmative concealment>

  3. 3 :  involving or requiring application of effort <an affirmative duty>

  4. 4 :  favoring or supporting a proposition or motion <an affirmative vote>

affirmatively adverb




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