Affirmative - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- expressing or manifesting praise or approval (syn: approbative, approbatory, approving, plausive)
She gave an affirmative answer, not a negative answer.
...we have five affirmatives and two negatives for forming the committee...
Affirmative action was meant to redress the balance (=make the situation fair) for minorities.
The court's ruling narrowed the scope of the affirmative action program.
Addressing the resentment toward affirmative action programs, Hacker notes...
a controversial decision on affirmative action