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affirmative

adjective uk   /əˈfɜː.mə.tɪv/ us    /-ˈfɝː.mə.t̬ɪv/
relating to a statement that shows agreement or says "yes": an affirmative answer/response
Opposite
affirmatively
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
She answered affirmatively.

affirmative

noun [C or U] uk   /əˈfɜː.mə.tɪv/ us    /-ˈfɝː.mə.t̬ɪv/
a word or statement that shows agreement or says "yes": She asked the question expecting an affirmative. He replied in the affirmative (= he said "yes"). mainly US "Were you in New York on 3 March?" "Affirmative." (= "Yes.")
Translations of “affirmative”
in Chinese (Traditional) 肯定的, 同意的…
in Russian утвердительный…
in Turkish olumluluk içeren ifade veya kelime…
in Chinese (Simplified) 肯定的, 同意的…
in Polish twierdzący…
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