positive

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈpɒzɪtɪv/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈpɑzɪtɪv/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(pozi tiv)


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positive

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. a positive [thinker, person, worker]
  2. a positive [reply, contribution, answer, development]
  3. a positive [mood, frame of mind, character, approach, attitude, personality]
  4. positive [thoughts, actions, ideas, feedback]
  5. make a positive change (to)
  6. make a positive impression (on)
  7. have a positive [influence, impact] (on)
  8. a positive [trend, movement, development] (towards)
  9. try to have a (more) positive attitude (towards)
  10. am trying to stay positive, but
  11. you need to stay positive!
  12. a positive reaction to the [defeat, news, comment]
  13. (the) positive [aspects, points, elements] (of)
  14. [take, extract, identify] the positive [aspects]
  15. positive [results, outcomes, consequences]
  16. a positive [outlook, future]
  17. a positive [number, total, amount, integer]
  18. a positive electric [charge, current]
  19. positive (or negative) [energy, charge]
  20. a positive identification of the [body, victim, suspect]
  21. a positive test for [drugs]
  22. tested positive for [drugs, steroids, alcohol, performance enhancers]
  23. the [blood, urine, doping] test came back positive
  24. I'm [totally, absolutely] positive that
  25. is positive (that) they will [win, finish, be on time]
  26. Are you positive?
  27. well, no, I'm not positive
  28. you [must, need to] be more positive
n
  1. [got, gave] a false positive
  2. the test (result) was a positive
  3. the positives (and negatives) of the [job, position]
  4. is one of the many positives of
  5. are just a few of the positives
  6. make a list of the positives
  7. discuss the positives and negatives (of)
  8. is one of the [few, many] positives (of)
  9. is a definite positive
  10. is considered a positive for the [job, position]
  11. [emphasize, accentuate, highlight] your positives
  12. [emphasize] the positives (of)
  13. put a positive instead of a negative
  14. [develop, print, enlarge] positives
  15. [verbs, auxiliaries] in the positive
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