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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a reply of affirmation;
- Example: "he answered in the affirmative"


1. affirming or giving assent;
- Example: "an affirmative decision"
- Example: "affirmative votes"
[syn: affirmative, affirmatory]

2. expecting the best;
- Example: "an affirmative outlook"
[syn: affirmative, optimistic]

3. expressing or manifesting praise or approval;
- Example: "approbative criticism"
- Example: "an affirmative nod"
[syn: approving, affirmative, approbative, approbatory, plausive]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Affirmative \Af*firm"a*tive\, a. [L. affirmativus: cf. F. affirmatif.] 1. Confirmative; ratifying; as, an act affirmative of common law. [1913 Webster] 2. That affirms; asserting that the fact is so; declaratory of what exists; answering "yes" to a question; -- opposed to negative; as, an affirmative answer; an affirmative vote. [1913 Webster] 3. Positive; dogmatic. [Obs.] --J. Taylor. [1913 Webster] Lysicles was a little by the affirmative air of Crito. --Berkeley. [1913 Webster] 4. (logic) Expressing the agreement of the two terms of a proposition. [1913 Webster] 5. (Alg.) Positive; -- a term applied to quantities which are to be added, and opposed to negative, or such as are to be subtracted. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Affirmative \Af*firm"a*tive\, n. 1. That which affirms as opposed to that which denies; an affirmative proposition; that side of question which affirms or maintains the proposition stated; -- opposed to negative; as, there were forty votes in the affirmative, and ten in the negative. [1913 Webster] Whether there are such beings or not, 't is sufficient for my purpose that many have believed the affirmative. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. A word or phrase expressing affirmation or assent; as, yes, that is so, etc. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

affirmative adj 1: affirming or giving assent; "an affirmative decision"; "affirmative votes" [syn: affirmative, affirmatory] [ant: negative] 2: expecting the best; "an affirmative outlook" [syn: affirmative, optimistic] 3: expressing or manifesting praise or approval; "approbative criticism"; "an affirmative nod" [syn: approving, affirmative, approbative, approbatory, plausive] n 1: a reply of affirmation; "he answered in the affirmative" [ant: negative]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

132 Moby Thesaurus words for "affirmative": OK, absolute, acceptance, accord, accordant, acquiescence, acquiescent, affirmation, affirmative attitude, affirmative voice, affirmativeness, affirmatory, agree, agreeable, agreeing, agreement, amen, answerable, approbation, approval, approving, assent, assenting, assertative, assertional, assertive, at one, aye, blessing, coexistent, coexisting, coherent, coincident, coinciding, commensurate, compatible, compliable, compliance, compliant, con, concordant, concurring, conformable, congenial, congruent, congruous, connivance, consent, consentaneous, consentient, consenting, consistent, consonant, content, cooperating, cooperative, correspondent, corresponding, decided, declarative, declaratory, eager, eagerness, emphatic, en rapport, endorsement, endorsing, equivalent, favorable, harmonious, in accord, in agreement, in rapport, in sync, in synchronization, inaccordance, inharmony, interest, like-minded, nay, no, nod, nod of assent, nothing loath, of a piece, of like mind, of one mind, okay, on all fours, permission, permissive, positive, predicational, predicative, pro, prompt, promptitude, promptness, proportionate, ratification, ratifying, readiness, ready, reconcilable, sanction, sanctioning, self-consistent, side, submission, submissive, symbiotic, synchronized, synchronous, the affirmative, the negative, thumbs-up, unanimous, ungrudging, ungrudgingness, uniform, unisonant, unisonous, unloath, unloathness, unrefusing, unreluctance, unreluctant, willing, willingness, yea, yea-saying, yes
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

AFFIRMATIVE. Averring a fact to be true; that which is opposed to negative. (q.v.) 2. It is a general rule of evidence that the affirmative of the issue must be proved. Bull. N. P. 298 ; Peake, Ev. 2. 3. But when the law requires a person to do an act, and the neglect of it, will render him guilty and punishable, the negative must be proved, because every man is presumed to do his duty and in that case they who affirm he did not, must prove it. B. N. P. 298; 1 Roll. R. 83; Comb. 57; 3 B.& P. 307; 1 Mass. R. 56.