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What does "Vote" mean?

Definition

(n.) 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 (n.) An ardent wish or desire; a vow; a prayer (n.) 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 (n.) 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 (n.) Votes, collectively; as, the Tory vote; the labor vote (v. i.) 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 (v. t.) To choose by suffrage; to elec/; as, to vote a candidate into office (v. t.) To condemn; to devote; to doom (v. t.) To declare by general opinion or common consent, as if by a vote; as, he was voted a bore (v. t.) To enact, establish, grant, determine, etc., by a formal vote; as, the legislature voted the resolution


Synonyms suffrage, ballot, voting, right to vote, balloting, voter turnout


Example: "They put the question to a vote" Example: "There were only 17 votes in favor of the motion" Example: "They are hoping for a large vote" Example: "He failed to get the Black vote" Example: "American women got the vote in 1920" Example: "He voted for the motion" Example: "They voted aid for the underdeveloped countries in Asia" Example: "I vote that we all go home" Example: "Vote the Democratic ticket" Example: "Vote one's conscience"


Word Family voted, voter, voters, votes, voting