HyperDic: veto

English > 4 senses of the word veto:
NOUNactvetoa vote that blocks a decision
attributevetothe power or right to prohibit or reject a proposed or intended act (especially the power of a chief executive to reject a bill passed by the legislature)
VERBsocialveto, blackball, negativevote against
communicationveto, forbid, prohibit, interdict, proscribe, disallow, nixcommand against
veto > pronunciation
Soundsviy'tow; viy'tow.
Rhymesalto ... Yamamoto: 70 rhymes with tow...
English > veto: 4 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA vote that blocks a decision.
Narrowerpocket vetoindirect veto of legislation by refusing / refusing to sign it
Broadervote, ballot, voting, ballotingA choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative
Spanishveto
Catalanvet
Verbsvetocommand against
vetovote against
English > veto: 4 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningThe power or right to prohibit or reject a proposed or intended act (especially the power of a chief executive to reject a bill passed by the legislature).
Broaderpower, powerfulnesspossession of controlling influence
Spanishveto
Catalanvet, veto
Verbsvetovote against
English > veto: 4 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningVote against; refuse to endorse / endorse; refuse to assent.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The President vetoed the bill"
Synonymsblackball, negative
EntailsvoteExpress a choice or opinion
Narrowerkill, shoot down, defeat, vote down, vote outthwart the passage of
Broaderoppose, controvert, contradictBe resistant to
Spanishdar bola negra, echar bola negra, negar, vetar, votar en contra
Catalandonar bola negra a, vedar, vetar, votar en contra
Nounsvetoa vote that blocks a decision
vetothe power or right to prohibit or reject a proposed or intended act (especially the power of a chief executive to reject a bill passed by the legislature)
English > veto: 4 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningcommand against.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
ModelSam and Sue veto the movie
Example "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"
Synonymsforbid, prohibit, interdict, proscribe, disallow, nix
Narrowerbanprohibit especially by legal means or social pressure
bar, debar, excludeprevent from entering
enjoinissue an injunction
outlaw, criminalize, criminalise, illegalize, illegalisedeclare illegal
Broadercommand, requiremake someone do something
Oppositepermit, allow, let, countenanceconsent to, give permission
Spanishdesaprobar, impedir, negar, prohibir, proscribir, rechazar, vetar
Catalananul·lar, impedir, prohibir, rebutjar, refusar
Nounsvetoa vote that blocks a decision

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