vote


vote
vote [vōt]
n.
[LME (Scot) < L votum, a wish, vow < neut. of votus, pp. of vovere, to vow < IE base * ewegwh-, to speak solemnly, vow > Sans vāghát, one who vows, Gr euche, a vow, prayer]
1.
a) a decision by a group on a proposal, resolution, bill, etc., or a choice between candidates for office, expressed by written ballot, voice, show of hands, etc.
b) the decision of any individual in the group
2.
a) the expression or indication of such a decision or choice
b) the ticket, ballot, voice, or other means by which it is expressed
3. the right to exercise such a decision or choice, as in a meeting, election, etc.; suffrage
4.
a) the total number of ballots cast [a light vote]
b) votes collectively [to get out the vote]
c) a specified group of voters, or their votes, collectively [the farm vote]
vi.
voted, voting
1. to express the will or a preference in a matter by ballot, voice, etc.; give or cast a vote
2. to declare a preference, wish, opinion, etc. [the departing spectators voted with their feet]
vt.
1.
a) to decide, choose, enact, or authorize by vote
b) to grant or confer by vote
c) to support (a specified party ticket) in voting
2. to declare by general opinion [voted the picnic a success]
3. Informal to suggest [I vote we leave now]
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vote down
to defeat by voting; decide against
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vote in
to elect
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vote out
to defeat (an incumbent) in an election
voteless
adj.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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