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Meaning & Definition of Vote in English

English

Vote

/voʊt/

noun

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • vote
  • ,
  • ballot
  • ,
  • voting
  • ,
  • balloting

2. The opinion of a group as determined by voting

  • "They put the question to a vote"
    synonym:
  • vote

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • right to vote
  • ,
  • vote
  • ,
  • suffrage

4. A body of voters who have the same interests

  • "He failed to get the black vote"
    synonym:
  • vote

5. The total number of voters who participated

  • "They are expecting a large vote"
    synonym:
  • vote
  • ,
  • voter turnout

verb

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • vote

2. Express one's choice or preference by vote

  • "Vote the democratic ticket"
    synonym:
  • vote

3. Express a choice or opinion

  • "I vote that we all go home"
  • "She voted for going to the chinese restaurant"
    synonym:
  • vote

4. Be guided by in voting

  • "Vote one's conscience"
    synonym:
  • vote

5. Bring into existence or make available by vote

  • "They voted aid for the underdeveloped countries in asia"
    synonym:
  • vote

Examples of using

I recommend that you take a vote.
You'll have to establish residence here before you can vote.
Three-fourths of the people of this town don't vote.