1. [ noun ] (politics) a vote that blocks a decision
Related terms: vote pocket_veto forbid
2. [ verb ] (politics) vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent
Synonyms: negative blackball

"The President vetoed the bill"

Related terms: oppose kill vote
3. [ verb ] command against
Synonyms: forbid prohibit proscribe disallow interdict

"I forbid you to call me late at night" "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"

Related terms: permit permit command bar enjoin outlaw ban interdiction banishment interdict ban forbiddance
4. [ noun ] the power or right to prohibit or reject a proposed or intended act esp the power of a chief executive to reject a bill passed by the legislature
Related terms: power
Similar spelling:   vet