1. affirmative, avowal, avouchment, affirmation

usage: a reply of affirmation; "he answered in the affirmative"


1. affirmative (vs. negative), affirmatory, assentient, favorable#1, favourable, positive

usage: affirming or giving assent; "an affirmative decision"; "affirmative votes"

2. affirmative, optimistic, positive (vs. negative) (vs. neutral)

usage: expecting the best; "an affirmative outlook"

3. approving, affirmative, approbative, approbatory, plausive, favorable (vs. unfavorable), favourable

usage: expressing or manifesting praise or approval; "approbative criticism"; "an affirmative nod"

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