Board Meeting and Committees


adhere to
adhere to /ədˈhɪr tə/
(phrasal verb) to behave according to a particular law, rule, set of instructions, etc.; to follow a particular set of beliefs or a fixed way of doing something
Example: The chairman never adhered to his own rules

agenda /əˈdʒendə/
(noun) a list of items to be discussed at a meeting
Example: The agenda was sent out three weeks ago so that everyone could prepare for the meeting

bring up
bring up /brɪŋ ʌp/
(phrasal verb) to care for a child, teaching him or her how to behave, etc.
Example: Can you bring up the main menu again?

conclude /kənˈkluːd/
(verb) to decide or believe something as a result of what you have heard or seen
Example: After long discussions, the board has concluded that the project has to be canceled

go ahead
go ahead /ɡəʊ əˈhed/
(adjective) willing to try new ideas, methods, etc. and therefore likely to succeed
Example: The manager was just waiting for the go ahead from her boss before mailing the report

goal /ɡəʊl/
(noun) a frame with a net into which players must kick or hit the ball in order to score a point
Example: Employees are expected to analyze and evaluate their annual goals

lengthy /ˈleŋkθi/
(adjective) very long, and often too long, in time or size
Example: After lengthy discussions, the chairperson was reelected for another term

matter /ˈmætər/
(noun) used (to ask) if somebody is upset, unhappy, etc. or if there is a problem
Example: If there are no other matters to discuss, we will conclude the meeting

periodically /ˌpɪriˈɑːdɪkli/
(adverb) in a way that happens fairly often and regularly
Example: The group tried to meet periodically

priority /praɪˈɔːrəti/
(noun) something that you think is more important than other things and should be dealt with first
Example: Since the remaining issues were not a priority, the group decided to move them to the next week's agenda

progress /ˈprɑːɡres/
(noun) the process of improving or developing, or of getting nearer to achieving or completing something
Example: The executive committee asked each group to present a report showing their progress for the year

waste /weɪst/
(noun) the act of using something in a careless or unnecessary way, causing it to be lost or destroyed
Example: Without a leader, the group members wasted time and energy trying to organize themselves