View definitions for affirmative


Discover More

Example Sentences

She and other detractors also argue the bill’s affirmative defense provision would place extra burden on defendants because it could require them to produce documentation in their defense which can lead to costly litigation.

From Digiday

He also helped establish one of the federal government’s first affirmative action programs, the so-called Philadelphia Plan, which set goals for minority employment at federally subsidized construction sites.

Another recent celebrity disclosure seems to offer a disappointingly affirmative answer to that question.

A Labor Department spokesperson told Axios that the agency "appreciates Microsoft's assurance on its website that it is not engaging in racial preferences or quotas in seeking to reach its affirmative action and outreach goals."

From Axios

Allowing Los Angeles to pass an affirmative action policy would allow it to more quickly diversify its workforce, she argues.

His was one of six votes against the day, which received 90 votes in the affirmative.

In another unusual move, the grand jury considered not only the basic elements of the crime, but also affirmative defenses.

A sizable number of Asian Americans feel that affirmative action, in college admissions or elsewhere, has hurt them personally.

And how could an accused person prove affirmative consent, especially of the nonverbal variety?

And Derbyshire “always assume[s] that any black person in a well-paid position is an Affirmative Action hire.”

She asks if the piece shown to her by the saleswoman is all silk, who makes an affirmative reply.

The attendant stooped over the bed to ascertain, and nodded in the affirmative.

We are ourselves satisfied, and undertake to demonstrate to our readers, that this question must be answered in the affirmative.

Mr. Boar, who had watched his approach, rose at the removal of the hat, and replied in the affirmative.

Fagin nodded in the affirmative, and pointing in the direction of Saffron Hill, inquired whether any one was up yonder to-night.


On this page you'll find 31 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to affirmative, such as: affirmatory, approving, positive, supporting, acknowledging, and acquiescent.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.