a flag having five horizontal stripes, blue, white, red, white, and blue, from top to bottom, signifying “yes”: letter C in the International Code of Signals.
or assenting; asserting the truth, validity, or fact of something. expressing agreement or consent; assenting: an affirmative reply. positive; not negative. Logic. noting a proposition in which a property of a subject is , as “All men are happy.”. something that or asserts; a positive statement or proposition; . a reply indicating assent, as Yes […]
. Historical Examples And, receiving an affirmatory nod from the preoccupied gambler, he went on. The Twins of Suffering Creek Ridgwell Cullum He used the Quaker poet’s name as if it were an affirmatory oath. Six Girls and the Tea Room Marion Ames Taggart She hesitated for a second; then, with an affirmatory murmur, accepted […]
to state or assert positively; maintain as true: to affirm one’s loyalty to one’s country; He affirmed that all was well. to confirm or ratify: The appellate court affirmed the judgment of the lower court. to assert solemnly: He affirmed his innocence. to express agreement with or commitment to; uphold; support: to affirm human rights. […]
- Affirming gun
. a gun fired by a warship to signal its intention to search a merchant vessel.