English - English Dictionary
affirmationa judgment by a higher court that the judgment of a lower court was correct and should stand
Affirmedthoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1978
affirmativenessthe agreeable quality of one who assents
affirmative pleadingany defensive pleading that affirms facts rather than merely denying the facts alleged by the plaintiff
affirmative actiona policy designed to redress past discrimination against women and minority groups through measures to improve their economic and educational opportunities; "affirmative action has been extremely controversial and was challenged in 1978 in the Bakke decis
affirmation(religion) a solemn declaration that serves the same purpose as an oath (if an oath is objectionable to the person on religious or ethical grounds)
affirmationa statement asserting the existence or the truth of something
affirmationthe act of affirming or asserting or stating something
affirmativea reply of affirmation; "he answered in the affirmative"
affirmersomeone who claims to speak the truth; "a bold asserter"; "a declarer of his intentions"; "affirmers of traditional doctrine"; "an asseverator of strong convictions"; "an avower of his own great intelligence"
affirmestablish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"
affirmto declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; "Before God I swear I am innocent"
affirmsay yes to
reaffirmaffirm once again; "He reaffirmed his faith in the church"
affirmativeaffirming or giving assent; "an affirmative decision"; "affirmative votes"; "an affirmative nod"; "an affirmatory gesture"
affirmatoryaffirming or giving assent; "an affirmative decision"; "affirmative votes"; "an affirmative nod"; "an affirmatory gesture"
affirmativesupporting a policy or attitude etc; "an affirmative argument"
affirmativeexpecting the best; "an affirmative outlook"
affirmablecapable of being affirmed or asserted; "a quality affirmable of every member of the family"