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Definition 1: a reply of affirmation - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where affirmative or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he answered in the affirmative

(affirmative is a kind of ...) a statement asserting the existence or the truth of something

(... is a kind of affirmative ) an affirmative

"I was hoping for a yes"

(... is a kind of affirmative ) an affirmative

"The yeas have it"

(... is a kind of affirmative ) an affirmative constructed from two negatives

"A not unwelcome outcome"

Definition 2: affirming or giving assent - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where affirmative or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an affirmative decision
  • affirmative votes

Synonyms for affirmative in the sense of this definition

(affirmative is similar to ...) expressing agreement or consent

"an assenting nod"

(means also ...) encouraging or approving or pleasing

"a favorable reply" "he received a favorable rating" "listened with a favorable ear" "made a favorable impression"

(means also ...) characterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance or certainty etc.

"a positive attitude" "the reviews were all positive" "a positive benefit" "a positive demand"

Definition 3: expressing or manifesting praise or approval - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where affirmative or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • approbative criticism
  • an affirmative nod

Synonyms for affirmative in the sense of this definition

(affirmative is similar to ...) encouraging or approving or pleasing

"a favorable reply" "he received a favorable rating" "listened with a favorable ear" "made a favorable impression"

Definition 4: expecting the best - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where affirmative or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an affirmative outlook

Synonyms for affirmative in the sense of this definition

(affirmative is similar to ...) characterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance or certainty etc.

"a positive attitude" "the reviews were all positive" "a positive benefit" "a positive demand"

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