Verb: vote vowt
Noun: vote vowt
- Express one's preference for a candidate or for a measure or resolution; cast a vote
"He voted for the motion"; "None of the Democrats voted last night"
- Express one's choice or preference by vote
"vote the Democratic ticket"
- Express a choice or opinion
"I vote that we all go home"; "She voted for going to the Chinese restaurant"
- Be guided by in voting
"vote one's conscience"
- Bring into existence or make available by vote
"They voted aid for the underdeveloped countries in Asia"
- A choice that is made by counting the number of people in favour of each alternative
"there were only 17 votes in favour of the motion"; "they allowed just one vote per person";
- ballot, voting, balloting
- The opinion of a group as determined by voting
"they put the question to a vote"
- (law) the right to vote in political elections
"American women got the vote in 1920";
- right to vote, suffrage
- A body of voters who have the same interests
"he failed to get the Black vote"
- The total number of voters who participated
"they are expecting a large vote";
- voter turnout, ballot
Derived forms: voted, voting, votes
See also: vote in, vote out
Type of: body, choice, choose, enfranchisement, express, franchise, group action, numerical quantity, option, pick, pick out, select, selection, state, take
Part of: electorate
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