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affirm

Confirm, ratify, positively acknowledge as correct. One may affirm a statement in an affidavit.Witnesses may affirm that all testimony to be given will be true and accurate.

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Things are said to be opposed in four senses: (i) as correlatives to one another, (ii) as contraries to one another, (iii) as privatives to positives, (iv) as affirmatives to negatives.
He answered in the affirmative, and inquired whether the other were a Sioux.
It was not till the rays of the sun had absorbed the young stranger's retreating figure on the hill that she shook off her temporary sadness and answered her would-be partner in the affirmative.
She made an affirmative sign of the head, and said, "Yes.
Philip wired a succinct affirmative, and next morning a stranger presented himself at the studio.
At the very instant he did this and uttered those words, Pierre felt that the question of his wife's guilt which had been tormenting him the whole day was finally and indubitably answered in the affirmative.
The man answered in the affirmative, and, signing for the message, carried it within to Tarzan, who was already preparing to depart for London.
I felt her head nod an affirmative against my breast.
The landlady answered in the affirmative, saying, "There were a great many very good quality and gentlefolks in it now.
We've agreed on to-night, and Rosy's stuck to the affirmative this time for two whole days.
And receiving an answer in the affirmative, Stepan Arkadyevitch, forgetting the favor he had meant to ask of Lidia Ivanovna, and forgetting his sister's affairs, caring for nothing, but filled with the sole desire to get away as soon as possible, went out on tiptoe and ran out into the street as though from a plague-stricken house.
Hugh answering in the affirmative, they went slowly down to Westminster, where both houses of Parliament were then sitting.