unan·​i·​mous | \ yu̇-ˈna-nə-məs How to pronounce unanimous (audio) \

Definition of unanimous

1 : formed with or indicating unanimity : having the agreement and consent of all
2 : being of one mind : agreeing

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Other Words from unanimous

unanimously adverb

Examples of unanimous in a Sentence

The judges made a unanimous ruling. a unanimous vote to upgrade the school's computer facilities
Recent Examples on the Web The project, which has been in the works for several years, moved closer to completion following a recent unanimous Pearland City Council vote to approve a nearly $30 million construction bid from James Construction Group. Carissa Lamkahouan, Houston Chronicle, "McHard Road segment poised for expansion in Pearland," 9 July 2020 Somerville adopted a domestic partnership policy including polyamorous couples after a unanimous vote of the city council last week, reported the Somerville Journal, part of the USA TODAY Network. Elinor Aspegren, USA TODAY, "A US first? Massachusetts city votes to recognize polyamorous relationships in domestic partnership policy," 4 July 2020 The unanimous vote sends the bill to President Trump for his signature. Harold Maass, TheWeek, "The daily business briefing: July 2, 2020," 2 July 2020 The California Air Resources Board’s unanimous vote capped a marathon seven-hour Zoom meeting at which more than 130 people signed up to testify. Maxine Joselow, Scientific American, "California Passes Historic Clean Truck Rule," 29 June 2020 In Palm Beach County, Florida, this week, some residents at a commissioners' meeting expressed fury at a unanimous vote to make face masks mandatory -- and even threatened to make citizen's arrests. Stephen Collinson With Caitlin Hu, CNN, "The world isn't laughing at America -- it's pitying us," 28 June 2020 Perry defeated Mickey Gall by unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night on June 27. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, "Police respond to incident at Texas restaurant after UFC fighter allegedly hit man, used racial slurs," 10 July 2020 The unanimous decision in March toughened the standard of proof for claims of racial bias in contracting, requiring plaintiffs to prove that race was the central reason for their rejection. Bob Egelko, SFChronicle.com, "As racial issues move to forefront, Supreme Court shuttles them to back burner," 8 July 2020 The justices had previously said in a unanimous 2012 decision that the Constitution prevents ministers from suing their churches for employment discrimination. Jessica Gresko, The Christian Science Monitor, "Supreme Court: religious schools can discriminate when hiring," 8 July 2020

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First Known Use of unanimous

1621, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for unanimous

Latin unanimus, from unus one + animus mind — more at one, animate

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The first known use of unanimous was in 1621

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25 Jul 2020

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“Unanimous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unanimous. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of unanimous

: agreed to by everyone
: having the same opinion


unan·​i·​mous | \ yu̇-ˈna-nə-məs How to pronounce unanimous (audio) \

Kids Definition of unanimous

1 : having the same opinion : agreeing completely They were unanimous in their choice.
2 : agreed to by all a unanimous vote

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