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vote

 
 
pronunciation:
vot
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a formal expression of preference in an election or decision.
Have you decided which candidate will get your vote in this election?Hundreds of people were lined up at the polling place to cast their votes this morning.
antonyms:
abstention
similar words:
poll
definition 2: the act of a group of people in which each expresses a preference in order to reach a decision that will affect the whole group.
There will be a vote in the town council tomorrow to decide the issue.Let's have a vote by raised hands.
similar words:
ballot
definition 3: the right to vote; suffrage.
American women were granted the vote by the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution.
definition 4: the results of an election.
The council vote was ten to four in favor of the measure.
similar words:
ballot
definition 5: a particular group considered distinct by virtue of how they are likely to vote.
The two candidates are both scrambling for the Hispanic vote.
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: votes, voting, voted
definition 1: to express a choice in an election or decision by casting a vote.
He didn't vote in the last election.She voted for one candidate, and her husband voted for the other.I voted in favor of the plan, not against it.The city council voted to plant more trees in the downtown area.
antonyms:
abstain
similar words:
ballot, poll
definition 2: on the part of a group, to express preferences with respect to a particular issue in a formal vote.
The townspeople will be voting on the new traffic proposal at the town meeting this Sunday.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to elect, enact, or determine by having a vote.
After the popular governor died, the people voted his wife into office.
similar words:
elect
definition 2: to declare or establish by popular consent.
The seventh grade voted her their favorite teacher.
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  • voter:
    a person who can vote in an election.
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  democracy, legislature