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Verb: vote  vowt
  1. 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"
  2. Express one's choice or preference by vote
    "vote the Democratic ticket"
  3. Express a choice or opinion
    "I vote that we all go home"; "She voted for going to the Chinese restaurant"
  4. Be guided by in voting
    "vote one's conscience"
  5. Bring into existence or make available by vote
    "They voted aid for the underdeveloped countries in Asia"
Noun: vote  vowt
  1. 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
  2. The opinion of a group as determined by voting
    "they put the question to a vote"
  3. (law) the right to vote in political elections
    "American women got the vote in 1920";
    - right to vote, suffrage
  4. A body of voters who have the same interests
    "he failed to get the Black vote"
  5. 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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