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Definitions of vote

  1. a choice that is made by voting; " there were only 17 votes in favor of the motion"
  2. a legal right guaranteed by the 15th amendment to the US constitution; guaranteed to women by the 19th amendment; " American women got the vote in 1920"
  3. be guided by in voting; " vote one's conscience"
  4. the opinion of a group as determined by voting; " they put the question to a vote"
  5. the total number of votes cast; " they are hoping for a large vote"
  6. a body of voters who have the same interests; " he failed to get the Black vote"
  7. express one's preference for a candidate or for a measure or resolution; cast a vote; " He voted for the motion"; " None of the Democrats voted last night"
  8. bring into existence or make available by vote; " They voted aid for the underdeveloped countries in Asia"
  9. express a choice or opinion; " I vote that we all go home"; " She voted for going to the Chinese restaurant"
  10. An ardent wish or desire; a vow; a prayer.
  11. A wish, choice, or opinion, of a person or a body of persons, expressed in some received and authorized way; the expression of a wish, desire, will, preference, or choice, in regard to any measure proposed, in which the person voting has an interest in common with others, either in electing a person to office, or in passing laws, rules, regulations, etc.; suffrage.
  12. That by means of which will or preference is expressed in elections, or in deciding propositions; voice; a ballot; a ticket; as, a written vote.
  13. Expression of judgment or will by a majority; legal decision by some expression of the minds of a number; as, the vote was unanimous; a vote of confidence.
  14. Votes, collectively; as, the Tory vote; the labor vote.
  15. To express or signify the mind, will, or preference, either viva voce, or by ballot, or by other authorized means, as in electing persons to office, in passing laws, regulations, etc., or in deciding on any proposition in which one has an interest with others.
  16. To enact, establish, grant, determine, etc., by a formal vote; as, the legislature voted the resolution.
  17. To declare by general opinion or common consent, as if by a vote; as, he was voted a bore.
  18. To condemn; to devote; to doom.
  19. A formally stated choice, judgment, or wish, of one or more persons, as in an election; the right to express such a choice or wish; as, women have long worked to get the vote; a ballot; the entire number of ballots or expressions of opinion; as, a presidential vote.
  20. To put into effect by a formal expression of a wish; as to vote a reform; to grant; as, to vote money for repairs.
  21. To formally express a wish; to cast a ballot.
  22. Expression of a wish or opinion, as to a matter in which one has interest: that by which a choice is expressed, as a ballot: decision by a majority.
  23. To express the choice by a vote.
  24. To choose by a vote.
  25. VOTER.
  26. Expression of choice or opinion; suffrage; ballot.
  27. To express a choice or opinion by vote.
  28. To determine by vote; cast a vote.
  29. A formal expression of choice, as by a show of hands, or ballot.
  30. The aggregate of votes.
  31. Suffrage; the expression of a wish, desire, will, preference, or choice in regard to any measure proposed, in which the person voting has an interest in common with others, either in electing a man to an office or in passing laws, rules, regulations, and the like; a ballot, a ticket, & c., as expressive of preference; expression of will by a majority.
  32. To choose by suffrage; to elect by some expression of will; to enact or establish by vote; to grant by vote.
  33. To express or signify the mind, will, or preference in electing men to office, or in passing laws, & c.
  34. To choose by suffrage; to elec; as, to vote a candidate into office.
  35. An expression of choice or preference in regard to any measure proposed; an expressed preference to a particular person as best fitted to fill a certain situation or office; expression of will or choice by a majority; that by which preference or choice is expressed; suffrage.
  36. To express will or preference in electing an individual to an office; to express mind or will in regard to the passing of laws or regulations; to choose or establish by vote.

Usage examples for vote

  1. Nothing now could save her father- not even this journey to Washington which she determined to take nevertheless, for, according to what Stott had said, the Senate was to take a vote that very night. – The Lion and the Mouse A Story of an American Life by Charles Klein
  2. Nor shall I stop to inquire very critically whether the negroes are fit to vote. – History of the Thirty-Ninth Congress of the United States by Wiliam H. Barnes
  3. Boys, I vote we descend to business. – Tales from the Veld by Ernest Glanville
  4. How will you know whom to vote for? – Minnie's Sacrifice by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  5. If me going to prison would bring the Vote a single year nearer, I should say: 'Let it wait a year. – The Lion's Share by E. Arnold Bennett
  6. Gentlemen, I may have to take upon myself the responsibility of over- riding your vote. – Abraham Lincoln by John Drinkwater
  7. We were just going to take the vote when you came in, ' said Game. – The Willoughby Captains by Talbot Baines Reed
  8. And, she continued, naturally I shall vote whenever the opportunity comes, but I'm not an 'Organizer' for anything of that kind. – The Ramblin' Kid by Earl Wayland Bowman
  9. As for the other vote, John Haynes himself best knew by whom it was cast. – Frank's Campaign or the Farm and the Camp by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  10. And if some vote, all must. – The Cock-House at Fellsgarth by Talbot Baines Reed
  11. That this fear had justification was shown by the enormous vote of lack of confidence in the Reichstag after the Zabern affair. – Face to Face with Kaiserism by James W. Gerard
  12. The Labour vote was mine from the start. – A People's Man by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  13. So if you deny O, you are bound to admit A: one or other must be true: either Some ratepayers have not a vote or All have. – Logic, Inductive and Deductive by William Minto
  14. Whether any vote was ever had I do not know; I dare say those in favour of the measure found they were not strong enough, and thought best not to press it. – Who Goes There? by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
  15. Is it up to a vote? – The Auto Boys' Vacation by James A. Braden
  16. Then I vote we hunt about, and see what's in it. – The Manor House School by Angela Brazil
  17. At any rate, as I vote we go put and get some fresh air, he will have to find some one else to make faces at. – Roger Ingleton, Minor by Talbot Baines Reed
  18. Well, I've come to believe in women having the vote. – The Lion's Share by E. Arnold Bennett
  19. No vote could settle it, and no success could quiet it. – Stories Of Georgia 1896 by Joel Chandler Harris
  20. They don't want to vote! – Sweet Cicely Or Josiah Allen as a Politician by Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
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