Definition of 'affirmative'
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This does not mean that all voluntary affirmative action programs will be upheld by the courts. Human Resource Management in Government (1995)Thus the first question would be answered in the affirmative. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It only needs one affirmative reply and you are on your way. Why Am I Afraid to be Assertive? (1994)The affirmative action approach directly attacks the phenomenon of job segregation. Human Resource Management in Government (1995)The second preliminary issue should be answered in the affirmative. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He was given a strong affirmative in reply. Times, Sunday Times (2011)She hoped he would have answered in the affirmative. Times, Sunday Times (2013)On the face of it that question had to be answered in the affirmative. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It is difficult to answer in the affirmative. Urbanization in Post-Apartheid South Africa (1990)An affirmative answer to this question is hardly possible. Refugees in the Age of Total War (1988)An affirmative answer favours a physical cause. Times, Sunday Times (2006)An affirmative answer could not be excluded. Times, Sunday Times (2010) This affirmative defense has two elements. Christianity Today (2000)An affirmative answer often seems unavoidable. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)We need positive discrimination, affirmative action. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Second, affirmative action plans must be flexible in nature. Human Resource Management in Government (1995)You'll probably be astonished when the answer is affirmative. Times, Sunday Times (2007)She fancied she heard answers in the affirmative, and then again she wasn’t sure. Peter Pan (1911)A final component is the affirmative action plan itself. Human Resource Management in Government (1995) Positive, affirmative action is needed. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)In the US "affirmative action " purchasing has been a continuing feature of government buying. Basic Marketing. Principles and Practice (1986) Positive or affirmative action may well improve the statistics, but it will undermine confidence in the individual men and women who are to do the job. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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British English: affirmative ADJECTIVE
An affirmative word or gesture indicates that you agree with what someone has said or that the answer to a question is 'yes'.
He was desperately eager for an affirmative answer.
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