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

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President Donald Trump’s choice to be the next World Bank president, David Malpass, was formally approved on Friday by a unanimous vote of the bank’s board of executive directors in Washington. Josh Zumbrun, WSJ, "Trump Nominee Malpass Selected as Next World Bank President," 5 Apr. 2019 Essentially, senators vote on a combined slate of Republican and Democratic nominees at once to confirm them by unanimous vote. Anna North, Vox, "Conservative Sen. Mike Lee is holding up a Trump nominee for supporting LGBTQ rights," 18 Dec. 2018 That has been the unanimous view of the intelligence community for nearly 2½ years. Alan Cullison, WSJ, "‘Putin Has Won’: Mueller Report Details the Ways Russia Interfered in the 2016 Election," 19 Apr. 2019 Committee chair Robert Steffen called Friday’s decision unanimous and said the experts had feared making the declaration might even hurt response efforts. Jamey Keaten, The Seattle Times, "UN says Congo’s Ebola outbreak not yet a global emergency," 12 Apr. 2019 Michelle Waterson defeated Karolina Kowalkeiwicz by unanimous decision in a 115-pound fight on the ESPN card. Dan Gelston, The Seattle Times, "Gaethje KO’s Barboza in lightweight bout at UFC Philly," 30 Mar. 2019 The board reached a unanimous decision Thursday in less than an hour after Mark Harris called for a new election. Valerie Bauerlein, WSJ, "North Carolina Board Calls for New Election in Last Undecided House Race," 21 Feb. 2019 The runway ended triumphantly with Delevigne throwing up peace signs to the cameras, and a unanimous standing ovation from the audience. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Karl Lagerfeld's Final Chanel Show Was a Snowy Winter Wonderland," 5 Mar. 2019 The Supreme Court handed him a unanimous religious-freedom victory. Luke Goodrich, WSJ, "The Supreme Court Isn’t Anti-Muslim," 12 Feb. 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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