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 Ohio State was the unanimous pick to win the Big Ten East Division and 33 of 34 voters chose the Buckeyes to win the league title. Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 24 July 2021 The author’s affection for both men emerges in his writing, which at times edges close to excusing John’s less enlightened views (including his participation in unanimous opinions excluding Chinese Americans from equal standing). BostonGlobe.com, 22 July 2021 Ohio State is the unanimous preseason favorite in the 2021 cleveland.com Preseason Big Ten Poll. Nathan Baird, cleveland, 21 July 2021 Antetokounmpo, who raised his game in the Finals and put up numbers never seen before, was voted the unanimous NBA Finals MVP. Editors, USA TODAY, 21 July 2021 The Bucks won them largely because of Antetokounmpo, a two-time MVP in the regular season who raised his game even higher in the finals and was voted the unanimous NBA Finals MVP. Brian Mahoney, ajc, 21 July 2021 In a unanimous opinion, the court struck down a section of law passed by Congress for the first time, and Chief Justice John Marshall set the high court on a path to become the supreme, final arbiter of which laws violate the U.S. Constitution. Nicholas Goldberg, Star Tribune, 19 July 2021 The question for the elections measure is what can be done to advance it over unanimous and deep Republican opposition. New York Times, 18 July 2021 Kyle Pitts is the first Gator since cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III in 2015 to earn a brick outside the southwest corner of the Swamp as unanimous first-team All-America selection. Edgar Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, 17 July 2021

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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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“Unanimous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unanimous. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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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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