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Definition of Affirmative

Affirmative

  1. Confirmative; ratifying; as, an act affirmative of common law.
  2. That affirms; asserting that the fact is so; declaratory of what exists; answering "yes" to a question; -- opposed to negative; as, an affirmative answer; an affirmative vote.
  3. Positive; dogmatic.
  4. Expressing the agreement of the two terms of a proposition.
  5. Positive; -- a term applied to quantities which are to be added, and opposed to negative, or such as are to be subtracted.
  6. That which affirms as opposed to that which denies; an affirmative proposition; that side of question which affirms or maintains the proposition stated; -- opposed to negative; as, there were forty votes in the affirmative, and ten in the negative.
  7. A word or phrase expressing affirmation or assent; as, yes, that is so, etc.

Affirmative Quotations

Affirmative action is a little like the professional football draft. The NFL awards its No. 1 draft choices to the lowest-ranked team in the league. It doesn't do this out of compassion or guilt. It's done for mutual survival. They understand that a league can only be as strong as its weakest team.
J. C. Watts

Doing Good is a simple and universal vision. A vision to which each and every one of us can connect and contribute to its realisation. A vision based on the belief that by doing good deeds, positive thinking and affirmative choice of words, feelings and actions, we can enhance goodness in the world.
Shari Arison

I am a product of affirmative action. I am the perfect affirmative action baby. I am Puerto Rican, born and raised in the south Bronx. My test scores were not comparable to my colleagues at Princeton and Yale. Not so far off so that I wasn't able to succeed at those institutions.
Sonia Sotomayor

I'm not one that believes that affirmative action should be based on one's skin color or one's gender, I think it should be done based on one's need, because I think if you are from a poor white community, I think that poor white kid needs a scholarship just as badly as a poor black kid.
J. C. Watts

Affirmative action is an effort to include every aspect of society in the decision making.
Andrew Young
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Affirmative Translations

affirmative in German is bejahend, positiv, zustimmend
affirmative in Spanish is afirmativo
affirmative in Swedish is jakande
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