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synonyms for affirmative

  • affirmatory
  • approving
  • positive
  • supporting
  • acknowledging
  • acquiescent
  • affirming
  • complying
  • concurring
  • confirmative
  • confirmatory
  • confirming
  • consenting
  • corroborative
  • endorsing
  • favorable
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antonyms for affirmative

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  • dissenting
  • negative
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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.
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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.
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Another recent celebrity disclosure seems to offer a disappointingly affirmative answer to that question.
RUPERT EVERETT REMINDS US HOMOPHOBIA PERSISTS IN HOLLYWOODJOHN PAUL KINGOCTOBER 10, 2020WASHINGTON BLADE
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."
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Allowing Los Angeles to pass an affirmative action policy would allow it to more quickly diversify its workforce, she argues.
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During the pandemic, some states, particularly those run by Democrats, are taking affirmative steps to make it much easier to vote.
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She asks if the piece shown to her by the saleswoman is all silk, who makes an affirmative reply.
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The attendant stooped over the bed to ascertain, and nodded in the affirmative.
OLIVER TWIST, VOL. II (OF 3)CHARLES DICKENS
We are ourselves satisfied, and undertake to demonstrate to our readers, that this question must be answered in the affirmative.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
Mr. Boar, who had watched his approach, rose at the removal of the hat, and replied in the affirmative.
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