agenda

noun
agen·​da | \ ə-ˈjen-də How to pronounce agenda (audio) \

Definition of agenda

1 : a list or outline of things to be considered or done agendas of faculty meetings
2 : an underlying often ideological plan or program a political agenda

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Other Words from agenda

agendaless \ -​də-​ləs How to pronounce agendaless (audio) \ adjective

Examples of agenda in a Sentence

The committee set the agenda for the next several years of research. There are several items on the agenda for tonight's meeting. What's the first item on the agenda? Such an idea has been high on the political agenda for some time. He wants to push his own agenda no matter what the others say.
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That could deflate the hopes of Democrats in Congress and on the 2020 campaign trail that incriminating findings from Mueller would hobble the president’s agenda and re-election bid. Chad Day, The Seattle Times, "Mueller finds no Trump collusion, leaves obstruction open," 25 Mar. 2019 Ending affirmative action has long been part of a broader conservative agenda. Yuvraj Joshi, Teen Vogue, "Why the Affirmative Action Case Against Harvard Isn’t Actually About Fair Treatment for Minority Students," 16 Oct. 2018 Party leaders set the agenda, and the party faithful adjust their own views accordingly. Benjamin Toff, Washington Post, "How worried are you about an impending trade war? That might depend on what your fellow party members think," 12 July 2018 But as a spokesman in a terror war, the goal is to counter the terror agenda and motives. Josh Hasten, Jewish Journal, "U.S. first-responders study methodology in Israel," 3 July 2018 Joe Biden’s agenda for the middle class With most 2020 Democratic contenders hailing from Capitol Hill, which is perennially swarmed with reporters, Biden’s entries into the Ideas Primary have gone largely unnoticed despite his high name-ID. Matthew Yglesias, Vox, "Joe Biden is leading the 2020 polls. Here’s what he thinks about policy.," 18 Dec. 2018 Despite her calls for empathy, Fonda continues to champion political causes that run counter to Trump’s agenda. Tyler Mccarthy, Fox News, "Jane Fonda calls for people to try and understand Donald Trump and his followers: 'I don't hate him'," 27 Sep. 2018 Ayers is among the campaign aides that created America First Policies in 2017 as a promotional vehicle for Trump’s agenda, including toughening the nation’s borders and the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. Rick Pearson, chicagotribune.com, "Vice President Pence to speak in Rosemont Friday, when Gov. Rauner will introduce him," 12 July 2018 For his part, Scott has also aligned himself closely with the agenda of the sugar industry, a long-time campaign donor, a power broker in Tallahassee and a key employer for some of the state's poorest agricultural communities. David Smiley And Mary Ellen Klas, miamiherald, "Florida’s politicians use slimy algae to muddy each other," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of agenda

1751, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for agenda

from plural of agendum or its Latin source, taken as a singular noun

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The first known use of agenda was in 1751

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agenda

noun

English Language Learners Definition of agenda

: a list of things to be considered or done
: a plan or goal that guides someone's behavior and that is often kept secret

agenda

noun
agen·​da | \ ə-ˈjen-də How to pronounce agenda (audio) \

Kids Definition of agenda

: a list of things to be done or talked about

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