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Synonyms for affirmative
əˈfɜr mə tɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. affirmative(adj)

    a reply of affirmation

    "he answered in the affirmative"

    Antonyms:
    negative, dissentient, dissenting(a), unfavourable, neutral, dissident, unfavorable

  2. affirmative, affirmatory(adj)

    affirming or giving assent

    "an affirmative decision"; "affirmative votes"

    Synonyms:
    approving, approbative, approbatory, affirmatory, plausive, optimistic

    Antonyms:
    negative, dissident, neutral, unfavorable, dissentient, dissenting(a), unfavourable

  3. affirmative, optimistic(adj)

    expecting the best

    "an affirmative outlook"

    Synonyms:
    approving, approbative, approbatory, affirmatory, plausive, optimistic

    Antonyms:
    negative, unfavourable, dissident, unfavorable, dissentient, dissenting(a), neutral

  4. approving, affirmative, approbative, approbatory, plausive(adj)

    expressing or manifesting praise or approval

    "approbative criticism"; "an affirmative nod"

    Synonyms:
    approving, approbatory, plausive, affirmatory, optimistic, approbative

    Antonyms:
    negative, unfavourable, dissentient, dissident, neutral, dissenting(a), unfavorable

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. affirmative(a.)

    Synonyms:
    that affirms

  2. affirmative(a.)

    Synonyms:
    INDICATIVE

  3. affirmative(a.)

    Synonyms:
    (Alg.) positive, not negative

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. affirmative(a)

    Synonyms:
    confirmative, ratifying, approving

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    positive, palliative, corrective, yes, -affirmative, preferential

How to pronounce affirmative?

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Daniel
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Karen
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Veena
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How to say affirmative in sign language?

  1. affirmative

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How to use affirmative in a sentence?

  1. Scott Forseen:

    Answering in the affirmative on these items may be too embarrassing, may not make common sense, or may require the person to acknowledge some type of fault of their own, when we answer survey questions, we tend to answer in a manner that will be viewed favorably by others.

  2. Brian Fallon:

    But in a phase of the campaign where we are not truly running a national campaign and in some of these states she has the opportunity to be there only for a brief period, we are going to lead with our affirmative message.

  3. Vice President Joe Biden:

    We have to ... engage our communities and engage those who might be susceptible to being radicalized because they are marginalized, societies have to provide an affirmative alternative for immigrant communities, a sense of opportunity, a sense of belonging that discredits the terrorist’s appeal to fear, isolation, hatred, resentment.

  4. Richard Neal:

    It strikes me that we've been at this for months -- you've witnessed the meetings -- and I hope that maybe one or two more meetings and we'll have an affirmative position.

  5. Gabriela Cuevas Barron:

    Thats why we believe we need to encourage parliaments to have affirmative action.


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