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"affirmative" in American English

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affirmativeadjective

 us   /əˈfɜr·mə·t̬ɪv/
positive, or ​showingagreement: There should be an affirmative ​role for ​government in ​socialproblems.
affirmatively
adverb  us   /əˈfɜr·mə·t̬ɪv·li/
She ​answered affirmatively.

affirmativeadverb

 us   /əˈfɜr·mət̬·ɪv/
used to ​mean yes in an ​answer to a ​question, esp. in a ​militarycontext: "Can you ​hear me?" "Affirmative."
(Definition of affirmative from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"affirmative" in British English

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affirmativeadjective

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

affirmativenoun [C or U]

uk   /əˈfɜː.mə.tɪv/  us   /-ˈfɝː.mə.t̬ɪv/
a word or ​statement that ​showsagreement or says "yes": She ​asked the ​questionexpecting an affirmative. He ​replied in the affirmative (= he said "yes").mainly US "Were you in New York on 3 ​March?" "Affirmative." (= "Yes.")
(Definition of affirmative from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “affirmative”
in Chinese (Simplified) 肯定的, 同意的…
in Turkish olumluluk içeren ifade veya kelime…
in Russian утвердительный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 肯定的, 同意的…
in Polish twierdzący…
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