[ voht ]
/ voʊt /
a formal expression of opinion or choice, either positive or negative, made by an individual or body of individuals.
the means by which such expression is made, as a ballot, ticket, etc.
the right to such expression: to give women the vote.
the decision reached by voting, as by a majority of ballots cast: The vote was for the resolution.
a collective expression of will as inferred from a number of votes: the labor vote.
an expression, as of some judgment: a vote of confidence.
verb (used without object), vot·ed, vot·ing.
to express or signify will or choice in a matter, as by casting a ballot: to vote for president.
verb (used with object), vot·ed, vot·ing.
to enact, establish, or determine by vote: to vote a proposed bill into law.
to support by one's vote: to vote the Republican ticket.
to advocate by or as by one's vote: to vote that the report be accepted.
to declare or decide by general consent: They voted the trip a success.
to encourage or cause to vote, especially in a particular way.
Origin of vote
1425–75; late Middle English (noun) < Latin vōtum a vow
pre·vote, noun, verb, pre·vot·ed, pre·vot·ing.re·vote, verb, re·vot·ed, re·vot·ing.re·vote, nounun·vot·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for prevote
/ (vəʊt) /
an indication of choice, opinion, or will on a question, such as the choosing of a candidate, by or as if by some recognized means, such as a ballot10 votes for Jones
the opinion of a group of persons as determined by votingit was put to the vote; do not take a vote; it came to a vote
a body of votes or voters collectivelythe Jewish vote
the total number of votes castthe vote decreased at the last election
the ticket, ballot, etc, by which a vote is expressed
- the right to vote; franchise; suffrage
- a person regarded as the embodiment of this right
a means of voting, such as a ballot
mainly British a grant or other proposition to be voted upon
(when tr, takes a clause as object or an infinitive) to express or signify (one's preference, opinion, or will) (for or against some question, etc)to vote by ballot; we voted that it was time to adjourn; vote for me!
(intr) to declare oneself as being (something or in favour of something) by exercising one's voteto vote socialist
(tr; foll by into or out of, etc) to appoint or elect (a person to or from a particular post)they voted him into the presidency; he was voted out of office
(tr) to determine the condition of in a specified way by votingthe court voted itself out of existence
(tr) to authorize, confer, or allow by votingvote us a rise
(tr) informal to declare by common opinionthe party was voted a failure
(tr) to influence or control the voting ofdo not try to vote us!
Derived Formsvotable or voteable, adjectivevoteless, adjective
Word Origin for vote
C15: from Latin vōtum a solemn promise, from vovēre to vow
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