verb (used without object), vot·ed, vot·ing.
verb (used with object), vot·ed, vot·ing.
Origin of vote
- the right to vote; franchise; suffrage
- a person regarded as the embodiment of this right
Word Origin for vote
1550s in the modern sense; see vote (n.). Earlier it meant "to vow" to do something (1530s). Related: Voted; voting.
mid-15c., from Latin votum "a vow, wish, promise, dedication," noun use of neuter of votus, past participle of vovere "to promise, dedicate" (see vow).