HyperDic: vote

English > 10 senses of the word vote:
VERBsocialvoteexpress one's preference for a candidate or for a measure or resolution
socialvoteexpress one's choice or preference by vote
socialvoteexpress a choice or opinion
socialvotebe guided by in voting
socialvotebring into existence or make available by vote
NOUNactvote, ballot, voting, ballotinga choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative
actvotethe opinion of a group as determined by voting
attributevote, right to vote, suffragea legal right guaranteed by the 15th amendment to the US Constitution
groupvotea body of voters who have the same interests
cognitionvote, voter turnoutthe total number of voters who participated
vote > pronunciation
Soundsvow't
Rhymesafloat ... zygote: 61 rhymes with owt...
English > vote: 10 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative.
Examples
  • "there were only 17 votes in favor of the motion"
  • "they allowed just one vote per person"
Synonymsballot, voting, balloting
Narrowerblock voteA vote proportional in magnitude to the number of people / people that a delegate represents
casting voteThe deciding vote cast by the presiding officer to resolve a tie
multiple votingThe act of voting in more than one place by the same person at the same election (illegal in U.S.)
secret ballotA vote in which each person's choice is secret but the totaled votes are public
split ticketA ballot cast by a voter who votes for candidates from more than one party
straight ticketA ballot cast by a voter who votes for all the candidates of one party
vetoA vote that blocks a decision
write-inA vote cast by writing in the name of a candidate who is not listed on the ballot
Broaderchoice, selection, option, pickThe act of choosing or selecting
Spanishboleta electoral, votacíon, votación, voto
Catalanvotació, vot
Verbsvoteexpress one's choice or preference by vote
voteexpress one's preference for a candidate or for a measure or resolution
English > vote: 10 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe opinion of a group as determined by voting.
Example"they put the question to a vote"
NarrowerelectionA vote to select the winner of a position or political office
plebisciteA vote by the electorate determining public opinion on a question of national importance
referendumA legislative act is referred for final approval to a popular vote by the electorate
Broadergroup actionaction taken by a group of people
Spanishvotación, voto
Catalanvot
Verbsvoteexpress one's choice or preference by vote
voteexpress one's preference for a candidate or for a measure or resolution
English > vote: 10 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningA legal right guaranteed by the 15th amendment to the US Constitution; guaranteed to women by the 19th amendment.
Example"American women got the vote in 1920"
Synonymsright to vote, suffrage
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Narroweruniversal suffragesuffrage for all adults who are not disqualified by the laws of the country
Broaderfranchise, enfranchisementA statutory right or privilege granted to a person or group by a government (especially the rights of citizenship and the right to vote)
Spanishderecho al voto, sufragio, voto
Catalansufragi
Verbsvoteexpress one's preference for a candidate or for a measure or resolution
English > vote: 10 senses > noun 4, group
MeaningA body of voters who have the same interests.
Example"he failed to get the Black vote"
Member ofelectorateThe body of enfranchised citizens
BroaderbodyA group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity
Verbsvoteexpress one's choice or preference by vote
voteexpress one's preference for a candidate or for a measure or resolution
English > vote: 10 senses > noun 5, cognition
MeaningThe total number of voters who participated.
Example"they are expecting a large vote"
Synonymvoter turnout
Broadernumerical quantityA quantity expressed as a number
Catalanparticipació
Verbsvoteexpress one's choice or preference by vote
voteexpress one's preference for a candidate or for a measure or resolution
English > vote: 10 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningExpress one's preference for a candidate or for a measure or resolution; cast a vote.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Examples
  • "He voted for the motion"
  • "None of the Democrats voted last night"
NarrowerballotVote by ballot
outvotedefeat by a majority of votes
pollVote in an election at a polling station
turn thumbs down, vote downVote against
write incast a vote by inserting a name that does not appear on the ballot
Broaderchoose, take, select, pick outpick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
See alsovote inelect in a voting process
vote outthwart the passage of
Similar tovoteExpress one's choice or preference by vote
Spanishelegir, votar
Catalanvotar
Nounsvote, votinga choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative
votethe opinion of a group as determined by voting
votea legal right guaranteed by the 15th amendment to the US Constitution
votethe total number of voters who participated
votea body of voters who have the same interests
votera citizen who has a legal right to vote
English > vote: 10 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningExpress one's choice or preference by vote.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"vote the Democratic ticket"
Narrowerbullet voteVote cumulatively and distribute the votes according to some principle
Broaderexpress, stateIndicate through a symbol, formula, etc.
Similar tovoteExpress one's preference for a candidate or for a measure or resolution
Spanishvotar
Catalanvotar
Nounsvote, votinga choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative
votethe opinion of a group as determined by voting
votethe total number of voters who participated
votea body of voters who have the same interests
votera citizen who has a legal right to vote
English > vote: 10 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningExpress a choice or opinion.
PatternSomebody ----s PP; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Examples
  • "I vote that we all go home"
  • "She voted for going to the Chinese restaurant"
Entailed byveto, blackball, negativeVote against
NarrowervoteBring into existence or make available by vote
Broaderexpress, stateIndicate through a symbol, formula, etc.
English > vote: 10 senses > verb 4, social
MeaningBe guided by in voting.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"vote one's conscience"
Spanishvotar
Catalanvotar
English > vote: 10 senses > verb 5, social
MeaningBring into existence or make available by vote.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"They voted aid for the underdeveloped countries in Asia"
BroadervoteExpress a choice or opinion
Spanishelegir, votar
Catalanelegir, votar
Nounsvotera citizen who has a legal right to vote

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