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 Gilbert, who was elected speaker on a unanimous vote, stood stern-faced and silent as Filler-Corn spoke. Washington Post, 13 Jan. 2022 After a unanimous vote from the Minneapolis City Council, Andrea Jenkins, a Black trans woman, was elected city council president on Monday. Essence, 13 Jan. 2022 Both officers were terminated from employment with LAPD following a unanimous vote to fire them. Celina Tebor, USA TODAY, 11 Jan. 2022 Her latest victory comes after a unanimous vote from the Minneapolis City Council. NBC News, 11 Jan. 2022 San Diego — San Diego County Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher will serve a second year in the position, following a unanimous vote by the board. Deborah Sullivan Brennan, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Jan. 2022 Prior to the unanimous vote among city council members, an ordinance amending the original job position ordinance was proposed and passed. cleveland, 9 Jan. 2022 Nicole Obi stepped into the role of president and CEO Monday, after a unanimous vote from the BECMA board, according to the Boston Business Journal. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 4 Jan. 2022 The recommendation passed by a unanimous vote, with all 15 members of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices supporting it. Helen Branswell, STAT, 20 Dec. 2021

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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 20 Jan. 2022.

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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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