verb (used without object), vot·ed, vot·ing.
verb (used with object), vot·ed, vot·ing.
Origin of vote
Related Words for votetally, referendum, choice, majority, poll, ballot, elect, grant, propose, choose, determine, recommend, return, establish, declare, enact, yea, wish, suffrage, will
Examples from the Web for vote
Contemporary Examples of vote
Weiss is likely to get confirmed even as Warren and a handful of other progressive Democrats vote no.Sen. Warren’s Main Street Crusade to Pressure Clinton
January 8, 2015
Asian-Americans may vote for Democrats now, but they are a highly persuadable—and growing—part of the electorate.
In 1992, Republican George H.W. Bush won the Asian-American vote by 24 points.
By 2012, Democratic President Barack Obama owned the Asian-American vote, winning it by 47 percentage points.
Already, 10 Republicans have declared they will vote for an alternative candidate and more seemed poised to join.Kamikaze Congress Prepares to Strike Boehner
January 6, 2015
Historical Examples of vote
A vote was taken on the question of exile, and the black pebbles predominated.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
The ministry escaped censure when the vote was taken by a bare majority.
Members that never attended were drummed up to vote against the bill.
It came to a vote, and it was stricken out, two to one in the vote.
It should have come when the right to vote was granted to women in the Church.
- the right to vote; franchise; suffrage
- a person regarded as the embodiment of this right
Word Origin for vote
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).
1550s in the modern sense; see vote (n.). Earlier it meant "to vow" to do something (1530s). Related: Voted; voting.