1. [ verb ] (politics) express one's preference for a candidate or for a measure or resolution; cast a vote

"He voted for the motion" "None of the Democrats voted last night"

Related terms: choose turn_thumbs_down poll outvote write_in ballot kill vote_in voter
2. [ noun ] (politics) a choice that is made by voting
Synonyms: voting ballot balloting

"there were only 17 votes in favor of the motion"

Related terms: choice veto write-in multiple_voting straight_ticket casting_vote block_vote split_ticket secret_ballot
3. [ verb ] (politics) express one's choice or preference by vote

"vote the Democratic ticket"

Related terms: express bullet_vote voter
4. [ noun ] (politics) the opinion of a group as determined by voting

"they put the question to a vote"

Related terms: group_action election referendum plebiscite
5. [ verb ] express a choice or opinion

"I vote that we all go home" "She voted for going to the Chinese restaurant"

Related terms: express
6. [ noun ] (law) a legal right guaranteed by the 15th amendment to the US constitution; guaranteed to women by the 19th amendment
Synonyms: right_to_vote suffrage

"American women got the vote in 1920"

Related terms: franchise law
7. [ verb ] be guided by in voting

"vote one's conscience"

8. [ noun ] (politics) a body of voters who have the same interests

"he failed to get the Black vote"

Related terms: body electorate
9. [ verb ] bring into existence or make available by vote

"They voted aid for the underdeveloped countries in Asia"

Related terms: voter
10. [ noun ] (mathematics) the total number of votes cast
Synonyms: voter_turnout

"they are hoping for a large vote"

Related terms: numerical_quantity
Similar spelling:   Voit