Definition of in the affirmative in English:

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in the affirmative

So as to accept or agree to a statement or request: he answered the question in the affirmative
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  • 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.
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