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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: an formal expression of preference in an election or decision.
antonyms:
abstention
similar words:
poll
definition 2: the way in which such a preference is communicated.
a vote by raised hands
similar words:
ballot
definition 3: the right to vote; suffrage.
definition 4: the results of an election.
similar words:
ballot
definition 5: a particular group considered distinct by virtue of how they are likely to vote.
the corporate vote
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: voted, votes, voting
definition: to express a choice in an election or decision by casting a vote.
antonyms:
abstain
similar words:
ballot, poll
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to elect, enact, or determine by having a vote.
similar words:
elect
definition 2: to declare or establish by popular consent.
We voted her our favorite teacher.
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  • voter:
    a person who can vote in an election.
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  democracy, legislature