affirmative, reply


affirmative, reply
réponse f affirmative

English-French legislative terms. 2015.

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  • affirmative — [ə fʉrm′ə tiv] adj. [ME affirmatif < L affirmativus < affirmare, AFFIRM] 1. saying that something stated is true; answering “yes” [an affirmative reply] 2. a) bold or confident in asserting [affirmative people] b) optimistic or hopeful; not …   English World dictionary

  • affirmative — affirmatively, adv. /euh ferr meuh tiv/, adj. 1. affirming or assenting; asserting the truth, validity, or fact of something. 2. expressing agreement or consent; assenting: an affirmative reply. 3. positive; not negative. 4. Logic. noting a… …   Universalium

  • affirmative — af•firm•a•tive [[t]əˈfɜr mə tɪv[/t]] adj. 1) affirming or asserting the truth, validity, or fact of something 2) expressing agreement or consent; assenting: an affirmative reply[/ex] 3) positive; not negative 4) pho logic noting a proposition in… …   From formal English to slang

  • affirmative — af|fir|ma|tive1 [əˈfə:mətıv US ə:r ] adj formal an affirmative answer or action means yes or shows agreement ≠ ↑negative ▪ an affirmative nod >affirmatively adv affirmative 2 affirmative2 n answer/reply in the affirmative formal to say yes… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • reply — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ brief, monosyllabic (esp. BrE) ▪ blunt, curt, short, terse ▪ His reply was short and to the point …   Collocations dictionary

  • affirmative — n. to reply in the affirmative * * * [ə fɜːmətɪv] to reply in the affirmative …   Combinatory dictionary

  • affirmative — [[t]əfɜ͟ː(r)mətɪv[/t]] 1) ADJ An affirmative word or gesture indicates that you agree with what someone has said or that the answer to a question is yes . [FORMAL] Haig was desperately eager for an affirmative answer... Dr Sinclair s affirmative… …   English dictionary

  • affirmative — adj. & n. adj. 1 affirming; asserting that a thing is so. 2 (of a vote) expressing approval. n. 1 an affirmative statement, reply, or word. 2 (prec. by the) a positive or affirming position. Phrases and idioms: affirmative action esp. US action… …   Useful english dictionary

  • affirmative — adjective 1 answer/reply in the affirmative to say yes opposite negative 1 (3) 2 formal a word, sign etc that means yes : an affirmative nod affirmatively adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • affirmative — adj. Affirmative is used with these nouns: ↑action, ↑answer, ↑reply, ↑resolution, ↑response, ↑sentence, ↑vote …   Collocations dictionary

  • in the affirmative — phrase in agreement with what has been said or approved He replied promptly in the affirmative. Thesaurus: in agreement with someone or somethingsynonym Main entry: affirmative * * * so as to accept or agree to a statement or request he answered… …   Useful english dictionary