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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
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affirmatively
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
She answered affirmatively.Answering and respondingYes, no and not

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.)Answering and responding
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