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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My resignation from this position will not diminish my support for you and your agenda. CBS News, "Acosta resigns: U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta resigns amid questions about handling of Epstein case," 12 July 2019 Trump’s Twitter comments add to the political heat that the world’s largest social network is already facing in Washington over its cryptocurrency agenda. John Harney, Fortune, "‘Little Standing or Dependability:’ Trump Lashes Out at Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency," 12 July 2019 Susan Pfeuffer-Powell has two Friday vigils on her agenda, one in Homewood and another in Mokena. Mary Schmich,, "Do something good for your soul and the soul of the country: Protest the deportation raids," 11 July 2019 Unless Democrats also hold the House and flip the Senate, any Democratic presidential contender would struggle to enact most of their agenda if elected. Matt Ford, The New Republic, "Tom Steyer’s $100 Million Vanity Project," 9 July 2019 These are the Chicago-style tactics employed by RMGO and its cronies to punish Republicans who don’t march in lockstep with their agenda. Joshua Hosler, The Denver Post, "Joshua Hosler: As a former leader in Colorado’s GOP, I’m here to tell you Rocky Mountain Gun Owners is this state’s Taliban," 7 July 2019 So far, Warren has dealt with climate change through her policy agendas for public lands, the military, and domestic industrial development. Umair Irfan, Vox, "How 2020 Democrats plan to fight climate change," 27 June 2019 Arsenal, Tottenham and Everton are all said to have Kessie 'on their agenda', as the Rossoneri, in turn, are interested in generating sufficient funds to tempt Lucas Torreira away from London., "Report: Everton, Arsenal, Tottenham All Interested in AC Milan's Franck Kessie," 26 June 2019 The most immediate on my agenda is to change the stereotype that personal stylists are only accessible to celebrities. Dominique Fluker, Essence, "The Calling: How This Former Corporate Merchandiser Pivoted To Create Her Own Styling Firm," 17 June 2019

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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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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


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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