unan·​i·​mous | \ yu̇-ˈna-nə-məs \

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

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The change leaves Oregon as the only state without a unanimous jury requirement. Jacob Gershman, WSJ, "New for 2019: Laws on Guns, Harassment, Cannabis-Spiked Drinks," 2 Jan. 2019 Nurse voted in favor of the new definition in the near-unanimous committee vote, despite previously saying it should be broadened. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "FCC panel wants to tax Internet-using businesses and give the money to ISPs," 12 Dec. 2018 With a near-unanimous verdict, one technique emerged as the winner, though one pro strayed from the pack (and offered a solid argument to support his answer, of course). Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Should You Apply Concealer or Foundation First? Here’s What Makeup Artists Say," 30 Aug. 2018 Although Owen’s conviction and punishment was affirmed by the state Supreme Court in 1992 — 10 years before the Ring cutoff date — his lawyers still argued for a new sentencing hearing because his jury was not unanimous for death. Marc Freeman, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Man who beat Boca mom to death in 1984 denied new hearing over death penalty," 26 June 2018 Republican Senate leaders were nearly unanimous Monday in dismissing any new peril facing the president. Charlie Savage, The Seattle Times, "Trump lays out a defense for potential campaign-finance crimes," 10 Dec. 2018 But reviewers have been nearly unanimous in their reactions that even with all the tablet’s enhancements, the device still can’t quite replace a laptop for many tasks. Dan Gallagher, WSJ, "Why PCs Still Compute," 16 Nov. 2018 In the end, the taste testers were nearly unanimous. Southern Living, "The Ultimate Queso Showdown: Ree Drummond vs. Joanna Gaines," 1 May 2018 At the union’s April 16 endorsement vote, Morris said at least 60 members were present, and that the vote to endorse Ball was near unanimous. Kate Magill, Columbia Flier, "Teachers union endorses Ball for Howard county executive," 20 Apr. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of unanimous

: agreed to by everyone

: having the same opinion


unan·​i·​mous | \ yu̇-ˈna-nə-məs \

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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