Definition of vote
Latin votum, a form of voveō, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ewegʷʰ-. Cognate with Ancient Greek εὔχομαι ("to vow").
vote (plural votes)
- 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.
- 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.
- donkey vote
- get out the vote
- informal vote
to vote (third-person singular simple present votes, present participle voting, simple past and past participle voted)
- 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.
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