in the affirmative


in the affirmative
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

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so as to accept or agree to a statement or request

he answered the question in the affirmative

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in the affirmative
formal : with a reply that means “yes”

He answered (the question) in the affirmative. [=he said “yes”]

— compare in the negative at negative, 2
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Main Entry:affirmative

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