vote

[ voht ]
/ voʊt /

noun

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.


Nearby words

  1. vostok,
  2. vostro account,
  3. votable,
  4. votaress,
  5. votary,
  6. vote down,
  7. vote of no confidence,
  8. vote of non-confidence,
  9. vote with one's feet,
  10. vote-getter

Origin of vote

1425–75; late Middle English (noun) < Latin vōtum a vow

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British Dictionary definitions for vote

vote

/ (vəʊt) /

noun

verb

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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Word Origin and History for vote
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