reach a consensus


: to come to an agreement
Scientists have not reached a consensus on the cause of the disease.

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Recent Examples on the Web Members of that group urged support, emphasizing everyone had to give a little to reach a consensus. The Arizona Republic, 27 Jan. 2024 For decades, Congress has failed to reach a consensus on comprehensive changes to the immigration system, and that has compounded the challenges of responding to the surge. Miriam Jordan, New York Times, 5 Jan. 2024 The inquiry comes at a crucial time for the House, which has not been able to reach a consensus on averting a government shutdown. Virginia Chamlee, Peoplemag, 21 Dec. 2023 In the waning days of 2023, likely the warmest year the earth has experienced in recorded history, nearly 100,000 people came together in the United Arab Emirates—one of the world’s largest oil and gas producers—to reach a consensus on how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Jason Bordoff, Foreign Affairs, 18 Jan. 2024 But the panel couldn’t reach a consensus as a single juror held out for lesser counts of voluntary manslaughter. Dan Morse, Washington Post, 16 Nov. 2023 Those involved have struggled to reach a consensus on how to approach either. Emily Jacobs, Washington Examiner, 29 Nov. 2023 This trust is eliminated in bitcoin's peer-to-peer network, where transactions are publicly announced, and nodes work collectively to reach a consensus, reducing the need for trust. Jonathan Buck, Forbes, 16 July 2023 At their first trial, the jury was unable to reach a consensus on the charges against the pair, triggering a mistrial. Arpan Lobo, Detroit Free Press, 16 Aug. 2023 See More

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“Reach a consensus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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