vote: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (vōt), [key]
— n., v., vot•ed, vot•ing.
  1. a formal expression of opinion or choice, either positive or negative, made by an individual or body of individuals.
  2. the means by which such expression is made, as a ballot, ticket, etc.
  3. the right to such expression: to give women the vote.
  4. the decision reached by voting, as by a majority of ballots cast: The vote was for the resolution.
  5. a collective expression of will as inferred from a number of votes: the labor vote.
  6. an expression, as of some judgment: a vote of confidence.
  1. to express or signify will or choice in a matter, as by casting a ballot: to vote for president.
  1. to enact, establish, or determine by vote: to vote a proposed bill into law.
  2. to support by one's vote: to vote the Republican ticket.
  3. to advocate by or as by one's vote: to vote that the report be accepted.
  4. to declare or decide by general consent: They voted the trip a success.
  5. to encourage or cause to vote, esp. in a particular way.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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