V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. involving or decided by only one group or country; 2. tracing the lineage of only one parent
Synonyms: independent, one-sided
Antonyms: bilateral, multi-lateral
Tips: In foreign politics, the word unilateral is often used to describe a country that proceeds with an action on itís own, without consulting with other nations. Unilateral can also be used in business to describe a person or group that acts independently.
That country's forces operated unilaterally, without the help of armed forces from other nations. (independently) adverb
You canít make unilateral decisions without consulting the group. (one-sided, independent)
The CEO made a unilateral decision, without the approval of the board of directors. (independent, one-sided)
We often make unilateral decisions without consulting our parent company because they take too long to respond to our questions. (independent)
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