how to pronounce affirmative


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affirmative is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of affirmative in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… to take an affirmative step to say no …”

meanings of affirmative


  1. Confirmative; ratifying.
  2. Pertaining to truth; asserting that something is; affirming.
  3. Expressing the agreement of the two terms of a proposition.
  4. Pertaining to any assertion or active confirmation that favors a particular result.
  5. Positive; not negative.
  6. Dogmatic.
  7. Positive.


  1. An assertion.
  2. An answer that shows agreement or acceptance.
  3. Yes; an answer that shows agreement or acceptance.


  1. Yes; true; correct.
  2. An elaborate synonym for the word yes.

affirmative frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word affirmative occurs in english on average 2.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics affirmative can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that affirmative can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to affirmative


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