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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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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Moreno said before the council’s unanimous vote Monday. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego loosens zoning to encourage neighborhoods combining housing with jobs," 29 July 2019 The board accepted the conveyance in a unanimous vote. Jane Stueckemann, Houston Chronicle, "Township directors OK land conveyance along Alight development site," 25 July 2019 The bill, approved by the committee in a unanimous voice vote, heads to the full City Council for a vote Wednesday. Alexia Elejalde-ruiz, chicagotribune.com, "Chicago’s fair workweek ordinance passes key committee, heads to City Council for approval," 23 July 2019 With three unanimous votes, the council agreed with Barber’s assessment that the department had acted reasonably in suspending the companies. al.com, "Suspended Mobile towing companies get no relief," 23 July 2019 Rivera was on the ballot of all 425 Baseball Writers' Association of America voters, making it the first time in the 83 years a player received a unanimous vote. Luke Winstel And Jill Martin, CNN, "Weekend sports lineup highlights include the British Open, the Baseball Hall of Fame induction and 'El Trafico'," 18 July 2019 While some Democrats had pressed for a stronger resolution of censure, House leaders opted instead for a narrower measure based on Mr. Trump’s latest remarks, in an effort to generate a unanimous vote in their party. New York Times, "House Condemns Trump’s Attack on Four Congresswomen as Racist," 15 July 2019 Their proposal was chosen, in a unanimous vote, over submissions from such renowned architects as Richard Meier, I.M. Pei and Norman Foster. Matt Schudel, Washington Post, "Phil Freelon, architect who helped design Smithsonian’s African American Museum, dies at 66," 9 July 2019 Getty Images Later that August, Rayburn was nominated by Gov. Charley Baker for a district court judgeship, and was confirmed by unanimous vote that October. Marie Claire, "Katie Rayburn, the 'I Love You, Now Die' District Attorney, Cuts a Formidable Figure," 8 July 2019

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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 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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