a. confirmative; ratifying; giving assent or approval; confirming
The result will allow schools to know what they can do and cannot do in affirmative action programs.
Sentence in Classic:
The Dodger nodded in the affirmative, and, shading the flame of the candle with his hand, gave Charley Bates a private intimation, in dumb show, that he had better not be funny just then.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
Enjolras, who was still leaning on his elbows at his embrasure, made an affirmative sign with his head, but without taking his eyes from the end of the street.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
And by those negations, considered along with the affirmative fact of his prodigious bulk and power, you can best form to yourself the truest, though not the most exhilarating conception of what the most exalted potency is.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
Grimaud made a sign in the affirmative, and pointed to a dozen bodies which he had set up in the most picturesque attitudes.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas Context
The adjutant bent his head affirmatively and began to report, but the Emperor turned from him, took a couple of steps, stopped, came back, and called Berthier.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The gramophone was affirming in tones there was no denying, triumphant yet valedictory: Dispersed are we; who have come together.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf Context