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

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 All were unanimous except the last item, which was approved in a 27-20 vote after Ald. Alice Yin, Chicago Tribune, 21 Sep. 2022 There was only one unanimous No. 1 pick in all seven AHSAA classifications and the AISA in this week’s Alabama Sports Writers Association prep football rankings. Ben Thomas | Bthomas@al.com, al, 21 Sep. 2022 The unanimous All-American won the Doak Walker Award for the nation's best running backs in 2014 and was a Heisman Trophy finalist that season, taking second in the voting behind Marcus Mariota. Jr Radcliffe, Journal Sentinel, 20 Sep. 2022 Dallas' Luka Doncic, not surprisingly, was the unanimous top choice. Rahat Huq, Chron, 19 Sep. 2022 A’ja Wilson, who was also named the league’s MVP, both earned unanimous selections. Hartford Courant, 15 Sep. 2022 Wilson and Seattle’s Breanna Stewart were unanimous choices for the All-WNBA first team that was announced Thursday. Doug Feinberg, Baltimore Sun, 15 Sep. 2022 Last year, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled that a Catholic foster care agency in Philadelphia was entitled to turn away gay and lesbian couples as clients. John Fritze, USA TODAY, 15 Sep. 2022 In a night filled with TKOs, split or unanimous decisions, a Boxing Hall of Fame Induction ceremony, and hard hits, San Antonio boxers stole the show during TMB Firepower’s 10-man card on Saturday night at the Tech Port Arena. Rocky Garza Jr., San Antonio Express-News, 11 Sep. 2022 See More

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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 Oct. 2022.

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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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