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vote

[ voht ]
/ voʊt /
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noun
verb (used without object), vot·ed, vot·ing.
to express or signify will or choice in a matter, as by casting a ballot: Only three Republicans broke with their party to vote against the measure.Don’t blame me if this film gives you nightmares—I voted for the romcom.
verb (used with object), vot·ed, vot·ing.
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Origin of vote

First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English noun from Latin vōtum “a vow made to a deity; prayer, desire, hope”; see also vow

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British Dictionary definitions for vote

vote
/ (vəʊt) /

noun
verb

Derived forms of vote

votable or voteable, adjectivevoteless, adjective

Word Origin for vote

C15: from Latin vōtum a solemn promise, from vovēre to vow
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