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What does "Affirmative" mean?

Definition

(a.) Confirmative; ratifying; as, an act affirmative of common law (a.) Expressing the agreement of the two terms of a proposition (a.) Positive; -- a term applied to quantities which are to be added, and opposed to negative, or such as are to be subtracted (a.) Positive; dogmatic (a.) That affirms; asserting that the fact is so; declaratory of what exists; answering ""yes"" to a question; -- opposed to negative; as, an affirmative answer; an affirmative vote (n.) A word or phrase expressing affirmation or assent; as, yes, that is so, etc (n.) That which affirms as opposed to that which denies; an affirmative proposition; that side of question which affirms or maintains the proposition stated; -- opposed to negative; as, there were forty votes in the affirmative, and ten in the negative


Synonyms pro, positive, optimistic, favorable, concessive, assenting, assentient, affirmatory, favoring


Example: "He answered in the affirmative" Example: "An affirmative argument" Example: "An affirmative outlook" Example: "An affirmative decision"