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vote

Definition of vote

Etymology

    Latin votum, a form of voveō, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ewegʷʰ-. Cognate with Ancient Greek εὔχομαι ("to vow").

Pronunciation

Noun

vote (plural votes)

  1. A formalized choice on matters of administration or other democratic activities.

    The city council decided the matter should go to public vote.
    Parliament will hold a vote of confidence regarding the minister.

  2. An act or instance of participating in such a choice, e.g., by submitting a ballot.

    The Supreme Court upheld the principle of one person, one vote.

Derived terms

  • donkey vote
  • get out the vote
  • informal vote

Verb

to vote (third-person singular simple present votes, present participle voting, simple past and past participle voted)

  1. To cast a vote; to assert a formalised choice in an election.

    The depository may vote shares on behalf of investors who have not submitted instruction to the bank.

Derived terms

See also

Anagrams

  • Alphagram: eotv
  • veto

References:

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