1 affirming or giving assent; "an affirmative decision"; "affirmative votes"; "an affirmative nod"; "an affirmatory gesture" [syn: affirmatory] [ant: negative]
2 expecting the best; "an affirmative outlook" [syn: optimistic]
3 supporting a policy or attitude etc; "an affirmative argument" [syn: favoring] n : a reply of affirmation; "he answered in the affirmative" [ant: negative]
- Yes; an
answer that shows
agreement or acceptance.
- That's an affirmative Houston, the space shuttle has lost the
- 10-4 good buddy. That's an affirmative - the tractor trailer is in the ditch at the side of the highway.
- That's an affirmative Houston, the space shuttle has lost the secondary thrusters.
- italbrac grammatical terminology An answer that shows agreement or acceptance.
- Dutch: bevestigende zin
- French: phrase affirmative
- German: affirmativer Satz
- Russian: утвердительный
- Spanish: oración afirmativa
Affirmative can mean:
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