vote


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to vote: Electoral Vote

vote

 (vōt)
n.
1.
a. A formal expression of preference for a candidate for office or for a proposed resolution of an issue: Let's decide the matter by vote.
b. The act of voting: It took several votes to decide the matter.
c. A means by which such a preference is made known, such as a raised hand or a marked ballot: looked around the room and counted the votes in favor.
2. The number of votes cast in an election or to resolve an issue: a heavy vote in favor of the bill.
3. A group of voters alike in some way: the African-American vote; the rural vote.
4. The result of an election or referendum: The measure was defeated in a resounding negative vote.
5. The right to participate as a voter; suffrage: when the nation gave the vote to women.
v. vot·ed, vot·ing, votes
v.intr.
1. To express one's preference for a candidate or for a proposed resolution of an issue; cast a vote: voting against the measure.
2. To express a choice or an opinion: The children voted unanimously by jumping up and down.
v.tr.
1. To express one's preference for by vote: voted the straight Republican ticket.
2. To decide the disposition of by vote, as by electing or defeating: vote in a new mayor; voted out their representative; vote down the amendment.
3. To bring into existence or make available by vote: vote new funds for a program.
4. To be guided by in voting: vote one's conscience.
5. To declare or pronounce by general consent: voted the play a success.
6. Informal To state as a preference or opinion: I vote we eat out tonight.
Idiom:
vote with (one's) feet Informal
To indicate a preference or an opinion by leaving or entering a particular locale: "If older cities are allowed to decay and contract, can citizens who vote with their feet ... hope to find better conditions anywhere else?" (Melinda Beck).

[Middle English, vow, from Latin vōtum, from neuter past participle of vovēre, to vow.]

vot′a·ble, vote′a·ble adj.

vote

(vəʊt)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) 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: 10 votes for Jones.
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the opinion of a group of persons as determined by voting: it was put to the vote; do not take a vote; it came to a vote.
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a body of votes or voters collectively: the Jewish vote.
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the total number of votes cast: the vote decreased at the last election.
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the ticket, ballot, etc, by which a vote is expressed
6. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. the right to vote; franchise; suffrage
b. a person regarded as the embodiment of this right
7. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a means of voting, such as a ballot
8. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) chiefly Brit a grant or other proposition to be voted upon
vb
9. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (when tr, takes a clause as object or an infinitive) to express or signify (one's preference, opinion, or will) (for or against some question, etc): to vote by ballot; we voted that it was time to adjourn; vote for me!.
10. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (intr) to declare oneself as being (something or in favour of something) by exercising one's vote: to vote socialist.
11. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (tr; foll by into or out of, etc) to appoint or elect (a person to or from a particular post): they voted him into the presidency; he was voted out of office.
12. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (tr) to determine the condition of in a specified way by voting: the court voted itself out of existence.
13. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (tr) to authorize, confer, or allow by voting: vote us a rise.
14. (tr) informal to declare by common opinion: the party was voted a failure.
15. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (tr) to influence or control the voting of: do not try to vote us!.
[C15: from Latin vōtum a solemn promise, from vovēre to vow]
ˈvotable, ˈvoteable adj
ˈvoteless adj

vote

(voʊt)

n., v. vot•ed, vot•ing. n.
1. a formal expression of positive or negative opinion or choice made by an individual or a body of individuals.
2. the means by which such expression is made, as a ballot.
3. the right to such expression: to give women the vote.
4. the total number of votes cast.
5. the decision reached by voting.
6. a collective expression of will as inferred from a number of votes.
7. a particular group of voters.
8. an expression of approval, agreement, or judgment: a vote of confidence.
v.i.
9. to express or signify will or choice in a matter, as by casting a ballot.
v.t.
10. to enact, establish, or determine by vote: to vote a bill into law.
11. to support by one's vote: to vote the Republican ticket.
12. to advocate by or as if by one's vote.
13. to declare or decide by general consent.
[1425–75; late Middle English (n.) < Latin vōtum a vow]

vote

  • co-opt - "To select (someone) for a group or club by a vote of members," it is from Latin cooptare, "to choose as a colleague or member of one's tribe"; its sense of "take over" came by 1953.
  • ostracism - In ancient Greece, when it was proposed that a person be sent into exile, a vote was taken and the method of registering the vote involved putting the name on a piece of broken pottery called ostrakon; casting the vote was ostrakizein, giving us English ostracism.
  • red state, blue state - A red state is any U.S. state that tends to vote for candidates of the Republican party in a general election; a blue state votes for Democratic candidates.
  • chirotonize - To elect by voting or to vote.

vote


Past participle: voted
Gerund: voting

Imperative
vote
vote
Present
I vote
you vote
he/she/it votes
we vote
you vote
they vote
Preterite
I voted
you voted
he/she/it voted
we voted
you voted
they voted
Present Continuous
I am voting
you are voting
he/she/it is voting
we are voting
you are voting
they are voting
Present Perfect
I have voted
you have voted
he/she/it has voted
we have voted
you have voted
they have voted
Past Continuous
I was voting
you were voting
he/she/it was voting
we were voting
you were voting
they were voting
Past Perfect
I had voted
you had voted
he/she/it had voted
we had voted
you had voted
they had voted
Future
I will vote
you will vote
he/she/it will vote
we will vote
you will vote
they will vote
Future Perfect
I will have voted
you will have voted
he/she/it will have voted
we will have voted
you will have voted
they will have voted
Future Continuous
I will be voting
you will be voting
he/she/it will be voting
we will be voting
you will be voting
they will be voting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been voting
you have been voting
he/she/it has been voting
we have been voting
you have been voting
they have been voting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been voting
you will have been voting
he/she/it will have been voting
we will have been voting
you will have been voting
they will have been voting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been voting
you had been voting
he/she/it had been voting
we had been voting
you had been voting
they had been voting
Conditional
I would vote
you would vote
he/she/it would vote
we would vote
you would vote
they would vote
Past Conditional
I would have voted
you would have voted
he/she/it would have voted
we would have voted
you would have voted
they would have voted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vote - a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternativevote - a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative; "there were only 17 votes in favor of the motion"; "they allowed just one vote per person"
selection, choice, option, pick - the act of choosing or selecting; "your choice of colors was unfortunate"; "you can take your pick"
block vote - a vote proportional in magnitude to the number of people that a delegate represents
secret ballot - a vote in which each person's choice is secret but the totaled votes are public
split ticket - a ballot cast by a voter who votes for candidates from more than one party
straight ticket - a ballot cast by a voter who votes for all the candidates of one party
multiple voting - the act of voting in more than one place by the same person at the same election (illegal in U.S.)
casting vote - the deciding vote cast by the presiding officer to resolve a tie
veto - a vote that blocks a decision
write-in - a vote cast by writing in the name of a candidate who is not listed on the ballot
2.vote - the opinion of a group as determined by votingvote - the opinion of a group as determined by voting; "they put the question to a vote"
plebiscite - a vote by the electorate determining public opinion on a question of national importance
referendum - a legislative act is referred for final approval to a popular vote by the electorate
election - a vote to select the winner of a position or political office; "the results of the election will be announced tonight"
group action - action taken by a group of people
3.vote - a legal right guaranteed by the 15th amendment to the US Constitutionvote - 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"
universal suffrage - suffrage for all adults who are not disqualified by the laws of the country
enfranchisement, franchise - a statutory right or privilege granted to a person or group by a government (especially the rights of citizenship and the right to vote)
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
4.vote - a body of voters who have the same interestsvote - a body of voters who have the same interests; "he failed to get the Black vote"
body - a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity; "the whole body filed out of the auditorium"; "the student body"; "administrative body"
electorate - the body of enfranchised citizens; those qualified to vote
5.vote - the total number of voters who participatedvote - the total number of voters who participated; "they are expecting a large vote"
numerical quantity - a quantity expressed as a number
Verb1.vote - express one's preference for a candidate or for a measure or resolutionvote - 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"
choose, pick out, select, take - pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"
write in - cast a vote by inserting a name that does not appear on the ballot; "Many voters wrote in the names of strangers"
turn thumbs down, vote down - vote against; "The faculty turned thumbs down on the candidate for the Dean position"
vote - express one's choice or preference by vote; "vote the Democratic ticket"
outvote - defeat by a majority of votes; "The Democrats outvoted the Republicans"
ballot - vote by ballot; "The voters were balloting in this state"
poll - vote in an election at a polling station
vote in - elect in a voting process; "They voted in Clinton"
vote down, vote out, defeat, kill, shoot down - thwart the passage of; "kill a motion"; "he shot down the student's proposal"
2.vote - express one's choice or preference by votevote - express one's choice or preference by vote; "vote the Democratic ticket"
state, express - indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.; "Can you express this distance in kilometers?"
vote - 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"
bullet vote - vote cumulatively and distribute the votes according to some principle
3.vote - express a choice or opinion; "I vote that we all go home"; "She voted for going to the Chinese restaurant"
state, express - indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.; "Can you express this distance in kilometers?"
vote - bring into existence or make available by vote; "They voted aid for the underdeveloped countries in Asia"
4.vote - be guided by in voting; "vote one's conscience"
5.vote - bring into existence or make available by votevote - bring into existence or make available by vote; "They voted aid for the underdeveloped countries in Asia"
vote - express a choice or opinion; "I vote that we all go home"; "She voted for going to the Chinese restaurant"

vote

noun
1. poll, election, ballot, referendum, popular vote, plebiscite, straw poll, show of hands They took a vote and decided not to do it.
2. right to vote, franchise, voting rights, suffrage, say, voice, enfranchisement Before that, women did not even have the vote.
verb
1. cast your vote, ballot, go to the polls, mark your ballot paper Over half of the electorate did not vote in the last general election.
2. judge, declare, pronounce, decree, adjudge They voted him Player of the Year.
3. (Informal) suggest, propose, recommend, move, table, advocate, submit I vote that we ask him to come with us.
vote someone in elect, choose, select, appoint, return, pick, opt for, designate, decide on, settle on, fix on, plump for, put in power The Prime Minister was voted in by a huge majority.
vote someone out depose, dismiss, discharge, oust, turn out, kick out (informal), eject, dislodge, push out, boot out (informal), unseat, dethrone, remove from office, turf out (Brit. informal), drum out (informal), remove from power, give someone the boot (informal) They joined forces to vote her out of office.

vote

noun
The right or chance to express an opinion or participate in a decision:
Informal: say-so.
verb
To select by vote for an office.Also used with in:
Translations
تَصْوِيتصَوْت، وَرقَة اقْتِراعيُصادِق بالتَّصْويتيُصَوِّتُيُصَوِّت، يُدْلي بِصَوْتِه
hlasovathlasováníodhlasovathlasovací právo
afstemningstemmestemmeretbevilge
äänestääääni
glasglasanjeglasatiglasovati
megszavazszavazszavazásszavazatszavazati jog
atkvæîi; kosningarétturkjósasamòykkja meî atkvæîagreiîslu
投票投票する
투표투표하다
balsuotibalsuotojasnubalsuotipadėkos išreiškimaspasitikėjimo votumas
balsošanabalsotbalssbalsstiesībasnobalsot
hlasovacie právo
dati na glasovanjeglasovanjeglasovativolilni glas
röstaröst
การลงคะแนนเสียงลงคะแนนเสียง
bầu cửsự bầu cử

vote

[vəʊt]
A. N
1. (= single vote) → voto m (for, against a favor en contra de) he was elected by 102 votes to 60salió elegido con 102 votos a favor y 60 en contra
he gets my vote any day!¡cuenta con mi voto incondicional!
to count the votesescrutar or computar los votos
one person, one voteuna persona, un voto
see also cast B2
2. (= votes cast) → votos mpl
they captured 13 per cent of the votese hicieron con un 13 por ciento de los votos
the middle class votelos votos de la clase media
as the 1931 vote showedsegún demostraron las elecciones de 1931
the vote was overwhelmingly in favour of the Democratic Partyel partido demócrata obtuvo una aplastante mayoría
the protest was rejected by a majority votela protesta fue rechazada por voto mayoritario
3. (= right to vote) → derecho m al voto or a votar, sufragio m
to give sb the votedar a algn el derecho al voto
to have the votetener (el) derecho al voto
votes for women!¡el sufragio para las mujeres!
4. (= act) → votación f
to have or take a vote on sthdecidir algo por votación, someter algo a votación (more frm)
a vote of confidenceun voto de confianza
to pass a vote of confidence (in sb)dar un voto de confianza (a algn)
to allow a free votedejar libertad de voto
a vote of no confidenceun voto de censura
by popular vote (lit) → por votación popular (fig) → en la opinión de muchos
to put sth to the votesometer algo a votación
a vote of thanksun voto de gracias
B. VT
1. (= cast one's vote for) → votar
to vote Labour/Conservativevotar por or a los laboristas/conservadores
vote Ross at the next election!¡vote por or a Ross en las próximas elecciones!
to vote novotar no
to vote sb into officevotar por or a algn para un cargo
to vote sb out of officevotar para reemplazar a algn (en un cargo)
to vote a bill/measure through parliamentaprobar una ley/una medida en el parlamento
to vote yesvotar
2. (= elect) → elegir (por votación)
she was voted Miss Granada 1995fue elegida (por votación) Miss Granada 1995
3. (= approve) → aprobar (por votación)
MPs have today voted themselves a pay increasehoy, los diputados parlamentarios se han aprobado (por votación) un aumento de sueldo
4. (= suggest) I vote we turn backsugiero or propongo que regresemos
5. (= judge) we voted it a failureopinamos que fue un fracaso
C. VIvotar
how did you vote?¿a or por quién votaste?
which way will you be voting?¿a quién votarás?
the country votes in three weeksel país acudirá a las urnas dentro de tres semanas
to vote to do sthvotar por hacer algo
to vote against sthvotar en contra de algo
to vote in favour of sthvotar a favor de algo
to vote for sbvotar por or a algn
to vote on sthsometer algo a votación
to vote with one's feet if the bank goes on like this, customers may start voting with their feetsi el banco sigue así, es posible que los clientes empiecen a prescindir de sus servicios
vote down VT + ADV (= reject) [+ proposal, motion, amendment] → rechazar por mayoría de votos
I often get voted down in my houseen casa a menudo tengo que ceder y hacer lo que deciden los demás
vote in VT + ADV [+ candidate, party] → elegir (por votación); [+ law] → aprobar (por votación)
vote out VT + ADV [+ person, party] → no reelegir
vote through VT + ADV [+ bill, motion] → aprobar

vote

[ˈvəʊt]
n
(= choice) → voix m
The motion was defeated by 221 votes to 152 → La motion a été rejetée par 221 voix contre 152.
to cast one's vote → mettre son bulletin dans l'urne
one man one vote → un homme une voix
(= ballot) → vote m
The vote was overwhelmingly in favour of the Democratic Party → Ce fut un vote massif en faveur du parti démocratique.
the results of the vote → les résultats du vote
to put sth to the vote → mettre qch aux voix
to take a vote on sth → procéder à un vote sur qch
(= total number of votes cast) → voix fpl, suffrages mpl
They captured 13 per cent of the vote → Ils se sont adjugé 13 pour cent des voix.
(= franchise) → droit m de vote
to have the vote → avoir le droit de vote
vt
[+ bill] → voter
to vote to do sth → voter pour faire qch
The students voted to continue the strike → Les étudiants ont voté la reconduction de la grève., Les étudiants ont voté la poursuite de la grève.
(= elect) → élire
to be voted sth [+ chairman, president, best player] → être élu(e) qch
(= suggest) I vote that ... → je suis d'avis que ...
vivoter
to vote for sb → voter pour qn
to vote for sth → voter pour qch
to vote on sth → voter sur qch
to vote Labour → voter travailliste
to vote Green → voter écologiste
to vote yes to sth → voter oui à qch
to vote no to sth → voter non à qch
to vote with one's feet → voter avec ses piedsvote-loser [ˈvəʊtluːzər] nhandicap m électoral
it's a vote-loser for us → ça risque de nous faire perdre des voix, c'est un handicap électoral pour nousvote of censure nvote f de censurevote of confidence n
(lit) (to gauge support)vote f de confiance
(fig) (= indication of support) → vote m de confiancevote of no confidence nvote de censure f
to call for a vote of no confidence → appeler à un vote de censurevote of thanks ndiscours m de remerciement

vote

n
(= expression of opinion)Stimme f; (= act of voting)Abstimmung f, → Wahl f; (= result)Abstimmungs- or Wahlergebnis nt; to put something to the voteüber etw (acc)abstimmen lassen; to take a vote on somethingüber etw (acc)abstimmen; elected by popular votevom Volk gewählt; the vote for/against the change surprised himdass für/gegen den Wechsel gestimmt wurde, erstaunte ihn; the vote was 150 to 95das Abstimmungsergebnis war 150 zu 95; we would like to offer a vote of thanks to Mr Smithwir möchten Herrn Smith unseren aufrichtigen Dank aussprechen ? censure, confidence
(= vote cast)Stimme f; to give one’s vote to a party/personeiner Partei/jdm seine Stimme geben; single-vote majorityMehrheit fvon einer Stimme; one man one voteeine Stimme pro Wähler, ein Mann or Bürger, eine Stimme; a photo of the Prime Minister casting his voteein Foto des Premierministers bei der Stimmabgabe; what’s your vote? (in panel game, competition) → wie lautet Ihr Urteil?; he won by 22 voteser gewann mit einer Mehrheit von 22 Stimmen; 10% of the voters invalidated their votes10% der Wähler machten ihren Stimmzettel ungültig
(Pol, collective) the Labour votedie Labourstimmen pl; the Labour vote has increasedder Stimmenanteil von Labour hat sich erhöht
(= franchise)Wahlrecht nt; votes for women!Wahlrecht für die Frauen!
(= money allotted)Bewilligung f
vt
(= elect)wählen; he was voted chairmaner wurde zum Vorsitzenden gewählt; to vote LabourLabour wählen
(inf: = judge) → wählen zu; the group voted her the best cookdie Gruppe wählte sie zur besten Köchin; the panel voted the record a missdie Jury erklärte die Platte für einen Misserfolg; I vote we go backich schlage vor, dass wir umkehren
(= approve)bewilligen
vi (= cast one’s vote)wählen; to vote for/against somethingfür/gegen etw stimmen; vote for Clark!wählen Sie Clark!; to vote with one’s feetmit den Füßen abstimmen

vote

[vəʊt]
1. nvoto; (ballot, election) → votazione f
vote for/against → voto a favore/contrario
to put sth to the vote, to take a vote on sth → mettere qc ai voti
as the 1979 vote showed → com'è risultato dalle votazioni del 1979
the Labour vote has decreased → il partito laburista ha perso voti
2. vt (gen) → votare; (sum of money) → votare a favore di
the bill was voted through parliament → la proposta di legge è stata approvata dal parlamento
he was voted secretary → è stato eletto segretario
to vote a proposal down → respingere una proposta
3. vi to vote (for sb/sth)votare (per qn/qc)
to vote on sth → mettere qc ai voti
to vote Labour/Conservative → votare laburista/conservatore
to vote to do sth → scegliere di fare qc
to vote against/in favour of sth → votare a favore di/contro qc
I vote we turn back (fam) → io propongo di tornare indietro
vote down vt + advbocciare ai voti
vote in vt + adveleggere
vote out vt + adv to vote sb outvotare a sfavore della rielezione di qn

vote

(vəut) noun
(the right to show) one's wish or opinion, eg in a ballot or by raising a hand etc, especially at an election or in a debate. In Britain, the vote was given to women over twenty-one in 1928; Nowadays everyone over eighteen has a vote; A vote was taken to decide the matter.
verb
1. to cast or record one's vote. She voted for the Conservative candidate; I always vote Labour; I shall vote against the restoration of capital punishment.
2. to allow, by a vote, the provision of (something) eg to someone, for a purpose etc. They were voted $5,000 to help them in their research.
ˈvoter noun
a person who votes or has the right to vote.
vote of confidence
a vote taken to establish whether the government or other authority still has the majority's support for its policies.
vote of thanks
an invitation, usually in the form of a short speech, to an audience etc to show gratitude to a speaker etc by applauding etc. Mrs Smith proposed a vote of thanks to the organizers of the concert.

vote

تَصْوِيت, يُصَوِّتُ hlasování, hlasovat stemme abstimmen, Stimme ψηφίζω, ψήφος votar, voto äänestää, ääni vote, voter glasanje, glasati votare, voto 投票, 投票する 투표, 투표하다 stem, stemmen stemme głosowanie, zagłosować votar, voto голос, голосовать röst, rösta การลงคะแนนเสียง, ลงคะแนนเสียง oy, oy vermek bầu cử, sự bầu cử 投票
References in classic literature ?
You appear to possess the privilege of a casting vote," returned Heyward; "we are three, while you have consulted no one but yourself.
B here asking about your vote, and he wants to hire your cab for the election; he will call for an answer.
And then finally, when election day came, the packing houses posted a notice that men who desired to vote might remain away until nine that morning, and the same night watchman took Jurgis and the rest of his flock into the back room of a saloon, and showed each of them where and how to mark a ballot, and then gave each two dollars, and took them to the polling place, where there was a policeman on duty especially to see that they got through all right.
I never could have thought it of you, John; you didn't vote for it?
At most, they give up only a cheap vote, and a feeble countenance and Godspeed, to the right, as it goes by them.
We framed in our minds the usual resolution of thanks and admiration and gratitude, and took the first opportunity to vote it, and put it in writing and present it to the captain, with the customary speech.
Later it was confirmed and solidified when Wilson proposed that out of courtesy to the strangers the usual topics be put aside and the hour be devoted to conversation upon ordinary subjects and the cultivation of friendly relations and good-fellowship--a proposition which was put to vote and carried.
The passions may rage furiously, like true heathens, as they are; and the desires may imagine all sorts of vain things: but judgment shall still have the last word in every argument, and the casting vote in every decision.
At every vote (the Jurymen voted aloud and individually), the populace set up a shout of applause.
But what I vote is, as two of the sensiblest o' the company should go with you to Master Kench, the constable's--he's ill i' bed, I know that much--and get him to appoint one of us his deppity; for that's the law, and I don't think anybody 'ull take upon him to contradick me there.
for so the popular vote Inclines, here to continue, and build up here A growing Empire; doubtless; while we dream, And know not that the King of Heav'n hath doom'd This place our dungeon, not our safe retreat Beyond his Potent arm, to live exempt From Heav'ns high jurisdiction, in new League Banded against his Throne, but to remaine In strictest bondage, though thus far remov'd, Under th' inevitable curb, reserv'd His captive multitude: For he, be sure, In highth or depth, still first and last will Reign Sole King, and of his Kingdom loose no part By our revolt, but over Hell extend His Empire, and with Iron Scepter rule Us here, as with his Golden those in Heav'n.
For my part, I am liberal in my ideas, and I care not if I give my vote for the black-eyed Rebecca.