agreeing, approving, assenting, concurring, confirming, consenting, corroborative, favourable, positive
denying, disagreeing, disapproving, dissenting, negating, negative
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1 adj An affirmative word or gesture indicates that you agree with what someone has said or that the answer to a question is `yes'.
FORMAL, Antonym: negative Haig was desperately eager for an affirmative answer...
affirmatively adv ADV with v
`Is that clear?' Bob nodded his head affirmatively.
2 If you reply to a question in the affirmative, you say `yes' or make a gesture that means `yes'.
in the affirmative phrase PHR after v
He asked me if I was ready. I answered in the affirmative.
3 adj In grammar, an affirmative clause is positive and does not contain a negative word.
, (Antonym: negative)
Affirmative action is the policy of giving jobs and other opportunities to members of groups such as racial minorities or women who might not otherwise have them.
in BRIT, use positive discrimination
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