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