from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an affirmative manner; by express declaration; positively; expressly.
  • In the affirmative mode; by asserting that a disputed or doubtful thing is: opposed to negatively.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In an affirmative manner; on the affirmative side of a question; in the affirmative; -- opposed to negatively.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In an affirming manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in an affirmative manner


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