Vote meaning

vōt
The definition of a vote is an expression of a choice, or a decision by a group in an election or poll.

An example of a vote is a citizen choosing of Barack Obama for president.

An example of a vote is a city council approving a new housing development.

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The number of votes cast in an election or to resolve an issue.

A heavy vote in favor of the bill.

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A group of voters alike in some way.

The African-American vote; the rural vote.

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The right to participate as a voter; suffrage.

When the nation gave the vote to women.

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To express one's preference for a candidate or for a proposed resolution of an issue; cast a vote.

Voting against the measure.

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To express a choice or an opinion.

The children voted unanimously by jumping up and down.

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Vote is defined as to participate in an election or to express a preference.

An example of vote is to head to the polls on Election Day.

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The result of an election or referendum.

The measure was defeated in a resounding negative vote.

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To express one's preference for by vote.

Voted the straight Republican ticket.

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To decide the disposition of by vote, as by electing or defeating.

Vote in a new mayor; voted out their representative; vote down the amendment.

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To bring into existence or make available by vote.

Vote new funds for a program.

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To be guided by in voting.

Vote one's conscience.

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To declare or pronounce by general consent.

Voted the play a success.

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(informal) To state as a preference or opinion.

I vote we eat out tonight.

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The right to exercise such a decision or choice, as in a meeting, election, etc.; suffrage.
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To express the will or a preference in a matter by ballot, voice, etc.; give or cast a vote.
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To declare a preference, wish, opinion, etc.

The departing spectators voted with their feet.

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To declare by general opinion.

Voted the picnic a success.

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(informal) To suggest.

I vote we leave now.

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A person from Votia or of Votic descent.
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(informal) vote with (one's) feet
  • To indicate a preference or an opinion by leaving or entering a particular locale:
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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
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Origin of vote

  • Middle English vow from Latin vōtum from neuter past participle of vovēre to vow

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition