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veto

ve·to

veto

 
 
pronunciation:
vi to
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the right or power of one official authority or body, esp. the chief executive, to reject or cancel something enacted by another, such as a law or budget authorization approved by a legislature.
definition 2: the exercise of this right, or the document effecting it.
synonyms:
negation, revocation
similar words:
cancellation, denial, nullification, pocket veto
definition 3: a vote against or rejection of a proposal or enactment that prevents it from taking effect.
similar words:
injunction, nay, proscription, rejection
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: vetoed, vetoes, vetoing
definition 1: to reject or prevent from taking effect (an enactment of a legislative body, or the like).
synonyms:
invalidate, nullify, rescind, revoke, void
antonyms:
approve
similar words:
annul, cancel, deny, disallow, negate, negative, quash, reject
definition 2: to prohibit authoritatively.
synonyms:
ban, enjoin, forbid, interdict, proscribe
antonyms:
approve
similar words:
annul, disallow, negative, overrule, prevent, prohibit, quash, taboo
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Word History
Veto is a Latin word that means "I forbid." It was used by representatives of the Roman people when they opposed the Roman Senate.
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