Definitions for votevoʊt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
votevoʊt(n.; v.)vot•ed, vot•ing.
(n.)a formal expression of positive or negative opinion or choice made by an individual or a body of individuals.
the means by which such expression is made, as a ballot.
the right to such expression:
to give women the vote.
the total number of votes cast.
the decision reached by voting.
a collective expression of will as inferred from a number of votes.
a particular group of voters.
an expression of approval, agreement, or judgment:
a vote of confidence.
(v.i.)to express or signify will or choice in a matter, as by casting a ballot.
(v.t.)to enact, establish, or determine by vote:
to vote a bill into law.
to support by one's vote:
to vote the Republican ticket.
to advocate by or as if by one's vote.
to declare or decide by general consent.
Origin of vote:
1425–75; late ME (n.) < L vōtum a vow
vote, ballot, voting, balloting(noun)
a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative
"there were only 17 votes in favor of the motion"; "they allowed just one vote per person"
the opinion of a group as determined by voting
"they put the question to a vote"
right to vote, vote, suffrage(noun)
a legal right guaranteed by the 15th amendment to the US Constitution; guaranteed to women by the 19th amendment
"American women got the vote in 1920"
a body of voters who have the same interests
"he failed to get the Black vote"
vote, voter turnout(verb)
the total number of voters who participated
"they are expecting a large vote"
express one's preference for a candidate or for a measure or resolution; cast a vote
"He voted for the motion"; "None of the Democrats voted last night"
express one's choice or preference by vote
"vote the Democratic ticket"
express a choice or opinion
"I vote that we all go home"; "She voted for going to the Chinese restaurant"
be guided by in voting
"vote one's conscience"
bring into existence or make available by vote
"They voted aid for the underdeveloped countries in Asia"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to state who or what you choose in an election, competition, etc.
Who are you going to vote for?; I've always voted Republican.; workers who voted to strike
an official choice sb makes about who or what they want
The votes are being counted.; to cast your vote
to ask people to vote
They took a vote to decide.
A formalized choice on matters of administration or other democratic activities.
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.
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.
A person from Votia or of Votic descent.
Origin: votum, a form of voveo, from h₁ewegʷʰ-. Cognate with Ancient Greek εὔχομαι.
an ardent wish or desire; a vow; a prayer
a wish, choice, or opinion, of a person or a body of persons, expressed in some received and authorized way; the expression of a wish, desire, will, preference, or choice, in regard to any measure proposed, in which the person voting has an interest in common with others, either in electing a person to office, or in passing laws, rules, regulations, etc.; suffrage
that by means of which will or preference is expressed in elections, or in deciding propositions; voice; a ballot; a ticket; as, a written vote
expression of judgment or will by a majority; legal decision by some expression of the minds of a number; as, the vote was unanimous; a vote of confidence
votes, collectively; as, the Tory vote; the labor vote
to express or signify the mind, will, or preference, either viva voce, or by ballot, or by other authorized means, as in electing persons to office, in passing laws, regulations, etc., or in deciding on any proposition in which one has an interest with others
to choose by suffrage; to elec/; as, to vote a candidate into office
to enact, establish, grant, determine, etc., by a formal vote; as, the legislature voted the resolution
to declare by general opinion or common consent, as if by a vote; as, he was voted a bore
to condemn; to devote; to doom
Translations for vote
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to cast or record one's vote
She voted for the Conservative candidate; I always vote Labour; I shall vote against the restoration of capital punishment.
- يُصَوِّت، يُدْلي بِصَوْتِهArabic
- votarPortuguese (BR)
- stimmen, wählenGerman
- رای دادنFarsi
- मत देनाHindi
- memberi suaraIndonesian
- 투표를 하다Korean
- stemme, avgi stemmeNorwegian
- رای دادنPersian
- ميرن، رايه وركول، اڼول، غوره كول، خوښول: تړه كول، په عامو رايو څرګندولPashto
- a votaRomanian
- oy vermekTurkish
- 投票，計票Chinese (Trad.)
- ووٹ ڈالناUrdu
- bỏ phiếu, bấu cửVietnamese
- 选举Chinese (Simp.)
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