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affirmative

af·firm·a·tive

affirmative

pronunciation:
fr m tihv
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part of speech: adjective
definition: saying yes; affirming.
It was a cold day, so when he asked if I needed a ride, I gave an affirmative answer.
synonyms:
affirming, assertive, positive
antonyms:
negative
derivation: affirmatively (adv.)
Word Parts
The word affirmative contains the following parts:
firm Latin root that means make firm; support
antonyms:
magn, magna, magni, maxi
 
-ive, -ative Latin adjective-forming suffix that means tending to, connected with, or performing
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The suffix -ive , -ative turns Latinate verb bases into adjectives. Many adjectives ending in -ive , -ative have corresponding noun forms ending in -ity (objective , objectivity) or -ion (effusive , effusion).