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Definition of "vote" [vote]

  • A formal expression of preference for a candidate for office or for a proposed resolution of an issue. (noun)
  • A means by which such a preference is made known, such as a raised hand or a marked ballot. (noun)
  • The number of votes cast in an election or to resolve an issue: a heavy vote in favor of the bill. (noun)
  • A group of voters alike in some way: the Black vote; the rural vote. (noun)
  • The act or process of voting: took a vote on the issue. (noun)
  • An indication of choice, opinion, or will on a question, such as the choosing of a candidate, by or as if by some recognized means, such as a ballot (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The opinion of a group of persons as determined by voting (noun)
  • A body of votes or voters collectively (noun)
  • The total number of votes cast (noun)
  • The ticket, ballot, etc, by which a vote is expressed (noun)
  • The right to vote; franchise; suffrage (noun)
  • A person regarded as the embodiment of this right (noun)
  • A means of voting, such as a ballot (noun)
  • A grant or other proposition to be voted upon (noun)
  • To express or signify (one's preference, opinion, or will) (for or against some question, etc) (verb)
  • To declare oneself as being (something or in favour of something) by exercising one's vote (verb)
  • To appoint or elect (a person to or from a particular post) (verb)
  • To determine the condition of in a specified way by voting (verb)
  • To authorize, confer, or allow by voting (verb)
  • To declare by common opinion (verb)
  • To influence or control the voting of (verb)

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Use "vote" in a sentence
  • "It was what I heard and saw , but shot impartially as a photographer documenting the angst of the people in the background of the assembly election fever..vote or dont vote the Muslim is caught between the devil and the deep sea."
  • "In Armey\'s words, "The Bubba vote is there, and it\'s very real, and it is everywhere," Armey went on to explain what he meant by \'the Bubba vote\ '; "There\'s an awful lot of people in America, bless their heart, who simply are not emotionally prepared to vote for a black man.""
  • "The glories of the 'single transferable vote' yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'The glories of the \'single transferable vote\' '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Article: The Iowa Democratic Party caucuses achieve the ideal form of representative democracy: They are probably the most influential example in American politics of a voting method called the "single transferable vote."'"