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affirmative

Pronunciation: /əˈfɜːrmətɪv; əˈfɜːmətɪv/

Translation of affirmative in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • [reply/statement] afirmativo [form/particle] [Linguistics/Lingüística] afirmativo
    Example sentences
    • The very fact that the statement is qualified implies or at least suggests an affirmative answer.
    • Nods and affirmative statements came from everyone in the room.
    • Then you will have to get an affirmative answer.
    Example sentences
    • As we saw earlier, the logical empiricists held that the answer to this question is affirmative, and the logician largely agreed with them about this.
    • In general then, the relation of subject to predicate in a true affirmative judgment is the relation of what is at least relatively indeterminate to what at least partially determines it.
    • In arguments of this form, all three propositions (the two premisses and the conclusion) are universal, affirmative, and assertoric.

noun/nombre

  • her answer was in the affirmative respondió afirmativamente put these sentences into the affirmative [Linguistics/Lingüística] ponga estas oraciones en afirmativo

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