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Definitions of vote

  1. To express or signify the mind, will, or preference in electing men to office, or in passing laws, &c. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To determine by vote; cast a vote. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To enact, establish, grant, determine, etc., by a formal vote; as, the legislature voted the resolution. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To declare by general opinion or common consent, as if by a vote; as, he was voted a bore. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To condemn; to devote; to doom. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To put into effect by a formal expression of a wish; as to vote a reform; to grant; as, to vote money for repairs. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. To choose by a vote. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. To choose by suffrage; to elec; as, to vote a candidate into office. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To formally express a wish; to cast a ballot. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. To express the choice by a vote. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. To express a choice or opinion by vote. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. bring into existence or make available by vote; "They voted aid for the underdeveloped countries in Asia" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. express a choice or opinion; "I vote that we all go home"; "She voted for going to the Chinese restaurant" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. To choose by suffrage; to elect by some expression of will; to enact or establish by vote; to grant by vote. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. 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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. a choice that is made by voting; "there were only 17 votes in favor of the motion" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. the opinion of a group as determined by voting; "they put the question to a vote" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. the total number of votes cast; "they are hoping for a large vote" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. a body of voters who have the same interests; "he failed to get the Black vote" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. An ardent wish or desire; a vow; a prayer. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. Votes, collectively; as, the Tory vote; the labor vote. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. 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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  28. 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. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  29. VOTER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. Expression of choice or opinion; suffrage; ballot. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  31. A formal expression of choice, as by a show of hands, or ballot. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. The aggregate of votes. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. 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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  34. 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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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
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