So as to accept or agree to a statement or request: he answered the question in the affirmative
More example sentences
- I agree that that question must be answered in the affirmative; and that, accordingly, this appeal should be allowed.
- Unable to offer a contrary view, this so-called investigation seems to answer these questions in the affirmative.
- I am not especially optimistic about answering that question in the affirmative.
Definition of in the affirmative in:
- The US English dictionary