200 BM Daily Vocabulary #120 | unilateral

Today’s word is: unilateral. Unilateral means: something done independently by one person, group or country or performed by only one side.


In this English vocabulary lesson, you will learn how to use the word unilateral. We are sure that this ESL lesson will help you to enhance your English vocabulary and speak English fluently and confidently.


The word unilateral is used to express something done independently by one person, group or country. For example, the school principal took a unilateral decision to ban the use of mobile phones during teaching hours.


Listen carefully on how we can use the word unilateral in 8 different situations in 8 different sentences.


Example number 1 of 8: In a democracy, the parliament has the power to make or modify the laws. It is not possible for the prime minister to unilaterally do the same.


Example number 2 of 8: Norman and Jeremy were business partners. After a few years, Norman started taking unilateral business decisions and this led to frequent arguments between them.


Example number 3 of 8: The chairman of NK plastics announced that the company was hiring a new CEO to give a thrust to the profitability. But, the shareholders felt that this decision was taken unilaterally and raised an objection during the annual general meeting.


Example number 4 of 8: A large number of spectators had gathered to witness an exciting match. However, the result was unilateral because the captain of the winning team won the match singlehandedly.


Example number 5 of 8: Hello Telecom Company reduced the rates of its service unilaterally. But, its competitors complained to the telecommunication ministry and compelled the company to withdraw the discount.


Example number 6 of 8: Harish was facing an interview for a senior position with an MNC.
The interview panel observed that he had extremely unilateral views about religious matters. Hence, they found him unsuitable for the position.


Example number 7 of 8: The prime minister released a statement that the country has zero tolerance towards antisocial elements. He announced unilateral measures to stop any activity which was against national security.


Example number 8 of 8: BB international school held a meeting with the parents. The parents requested the school not to change the timing of the school buses unilaterally. They requested to form a joint committee of teachers and parents to manage the same.


Today we learned the word unilateral which means something done independently by one person, group or country or performed by only one side.

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