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  1. vote
    IPA[vōt]
  2. noun

    • 1. a formal indication of a choice between two or more candidates or courses of action, expressed typically through a ballot or a show of hands or by voice.

      Synonym : ballot, poll, election, referendum, plebiscite, public vote, general election, local election, popular vote, straw poll, show of hands, voting, polling
    • 2. an act of expressing a formal indication of choice:

      they are ready to put it to a vote
    • 3. the choice expressed collectively by a body of electors or by a specified group:

      the Republican vote in Florida
    • 4. the right to indicate a choice in an election.

      Synonym : suffrage, franchise, enfranchisement, right to vote, voting rights, voice, say, option, choice

    verb

    • 1. give or register a vote:

      they voted against the resolution I voted Republican
      Synonym : go to the polls, cast one's vote, mark one's ballot paper
    • 2. cause (someone) to gain or lose a particular post or honor by means of a vote:

      incompetent judges are voted out of office
    • 3. used to express a wish to follow a particular course of action:

      I vote we have one more game
    • 4. (of a legislature) grant or confer by vote.

    • 5. reject something by means of a vote.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: vote, plural noun: votes

    • v.: verb: vote, 3rd person present: votes, gerund or present participle: voting, past tense: voted, past participle: voted

    • noun

      a formal indication of a choice between two or more candidates or courses of action, expressed typically through a ballot or a show of hands.

      an act of giving or registering a vote:

    • verb

      give or register a vote:

      cause (someone) to gain or lose a particular post or honour by means of a vote:

    • noun

      an act of voting by the electorate of a country or area:

      the choice expressed through the votes cast by the electorate:

    • noun

      a vote cast by a member of the electoral college:

      the choice expressed collectively by the electoral college, which determines the winner of elections for president and vice president in the US:

    • noun

      a vote that has a decisive influence on the result of an election.
    • noun

      a vote proportional in power to the number of people a delegate represents.
    • noun

      a vote cast by one person as a representative of another:
    • noun

      an extra vote given by a chairperson to decide an issue when the votes on each side are equal.
    • noun

      a vote sent in by mail rather than cast in person; an absentee ballot.
    • noun

      a vote taken by noting the relative strength and volume of calls of aye and no.
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