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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.

voting

(ˈvəʊtɪŋ)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the action or process of indicating 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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.voting - a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternativevoting - 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
Translations
hlasování

voting

[ˈvəʊtɪŋ]
A. Nvotación f
B. CPD voting booth Ncabina f electoral
voting machine N (US) → máquina f de votar
voting paper Npapeleta f de votación
voting pattern Ntendencia f de la votación
voting power Npotencia f electoral
voting right Nderecho m a voto
voting share Nacción f con derecho a voto
voting slip N = voting paper

voting

[ˈvəʊtɪŋ] nscrutin mvoting paper n (British)bulletin m de votevoting precinct n (US)circonscription f électoralevoting rights npldroit m de votevoting share naction f avec droit de vote

voting

nWahl f; which way is the voting going?welchen Verlauf nimmt die Wahl?; a system of votingein Wahlsystem nt; to analyze the votingdas Wahlergebnis analysieren; voting was heavydie Wahlbeteiligung war hoch; light votinggeringe Wahlbeteiligung

voting

:
voting age
nWahlalter nt
voting booth
nWahlkabine f
voting machine
n (US) → Wahlmaschine f
voting paper
nStimmzettel m
voting power
n (= right to vote)Stimmberechtigung f, → Stimmrecht nt; (power of a certain group) → Wahlstärke f
voting precinct
n (US Pol) → Wahlbezirk m
voting right
nStimmrecht nt

voting

[ˈvəʊtɪŋ] nvotazione f, voto
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