Simple Definition of vote
: the official choice that you make in an election, meeting, etc., by casting a ballot, raising your hand, speaking your choice aloud, etc.
: the result of voting
the vote : the legal right to vote
Full Definition of vote
1 a : a usually formal expression of opinion or will in response to a proposed decision; especially : one given as an indication of approval or disapproval of a proposal, motion, or candidate for office b : the total number of such expressions of opinion made known at a single time (as at an election) c : an expression of opinion or preference that resembles a vote d : ballot 1
2 : the collective opinion or verdict of a body of persons expressed by voting
3 : the right to cast a vote; specifically : the right of suffrage : franchise
4 a : the act or process of voting <brought the question to a vote> b : a method of voting
5 : a formal expression of a wish, will, or choice voted by a meeting
7 chiefly British a : a proposition to be voted on; especially : a legislative money item b : appropriation
Examples of vote
They are counting the votes now.
There are 20 votes in favor and 12 against.
He got 56 percent of the votes.
She's campaigning hard to raise money and win votes.
People waited in line to cast their votes.
I cast my vote for the Republican candidate.
The vote was in her favor.
She won by a vote of 206 to 57.
In 1920, American women won the vote.
The candidate won only 10 percent of the vote.
Origin of vote
Middle English (Scots), from Latin votum vow, wish — more at vow
First Known Use: 15th century
Definition of vote
1 : to express one's views in response to a poll; especially : to exercise a political franchise
2 : to express an opinion <consumers…vote with their dollars — Lucia Mouat>
1 : to choose, endorse, decide the disposition of, defeat, or authorize by vote <he was voted out of office>
3 a : to cause to vote in a given way b : to cause to be cast for or against a proposal
4 : to vote in accordance with or in the interest of <vote your conscience> <voted their pocketbooks>
: to express one's disapproval or dissatisfaction by leaving
Examples of vote
Citizens will vote today for their new governor.
Did you vote in the last election?
The committee hasn't yet voted on the matter.
Congress voted 121 to 16 to pass the bill.
He voted against the proposal.
They voted the referendum into law.
Senators voted themselves a pay raise despite the budget shortfall.
We have to decide what to do about dinner. I vote that we get a pizza.
First Known Use of vote
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