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 The session ended with the once-unanimous Elections Commission divided along party lines — three Republicans now supporting purging the voters, three Democrats pushing to keep them. Michael Wines, New York Times, "In Closely Divided Wisconsin, the Battle for Votes Is Already Underway," 14 Jan. 2020 Our unanimous work on opioids was the most aggressive and comprehensive policy in the nation, and prompted other states and the federal government, to take notice and take action. Maria Polletta, azcentral, "Full text: Arizona Gov. Ducey's 2020 State of the State speech," 13 Jan. 2020 Auburn’s unanimous All-America defensive tackle came back for his senior season with the goal of competing for a national championship. Tom Green | Tgreen@al.com, al, "The 10 plays that defined Auburn’s 2019 season," 12 Jan. 2020 Two of the three judges considering the case Thursday, Joel DeVore and Bronson James, were part of the panel that issued that unanimous 2017 opinion. oregonlive, "Oregon appeals court will rule again on state’s $130K fine of Sweet Cakes bakery for refusing to sell same-sex wedding cake," 10 Jan. 2020 The three-star recruit was named the unanimous District 5-6A defensive MVP after leading Carroll to a 13-1 record and a No. Joseph Hoyt, Dallas News, "SportsDayHS 2019 all-area football teams: See full first- and second-teams for defense, offense," 9 Jan. 2020 But over the course of a year, Kilmer and Graves have offered 45 unanimous recommendations to the full House. Author: Paul Kane, Anchorage Daily News, "A bipartisan committee has ideas to make Congress more bipartisan - and lawmakers are listening," 29 Dec. 2019 However, with Justin Fields remaining the team’s unanimous leader for at least one more season, Shroud won’t get the start immediately. Nathan Beighle, Detroit Free Press, "Four-star 2020 quarterback CJ Stroud picks Ohio State over Michigan football," 18 Dec. 2019 Robinson forced a game-changing fumble against Seminole in the region finals and Barnes is a unanimous All-Metro West Conference selection. J.c. Carnahan, orlandosentinel.com, "Orlando area football state finalists are thriving behind impact of underclassmen," 12 Dec. 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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The first known use of unanimous was in 1621

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23 Jan 2020

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“Unanimous.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unanimously. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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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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out of the ordinary or unreasonable

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