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vote definition

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This page has 23 definitions of vote with English translations in 7 languages. Vote is a noun, verb and participle. Examples of how to use vote in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

See also: Vote, voté, !vote, and vot'e

English vote definition

Women casting their votes during the 2014 Syrian presidential election

Etymology

From Latin vōtum, a form of voveō (I vow) (cognate with Ancient Greek εὔχομαι (eúkhomai, to vow)), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁wogʷʰ-. The word is thus a doublet of vow.

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Noun

vote (plural votes)

  1. a formalized choice on legally relevant measures such as employment or appointment to office or a proceeding about a legal dispute.
    The city council decided the matter should go to public vote.
    Parliament will hold a vote of confidence regarding the minister.
    One occasion indicative votes were used was in 2003 when MPs were presented with seven different options on how to reform the House of Lords.
  2. an act or instance of participating in such a choice, e.g., by submitting a ballot
    The Supreme Court upheld the principle of one person, one vote.
    • 1836, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., “Poetry: A Metrical Essay”, republished in The Poems of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Boston, Mass.:: Ticknor and Fields, OCLC 5091562, pages 7–8:
      There breathes no being but has some pretence / To that fine instinct called poetic sense; [] / The freeman, casting with unpurchased hand / The vote that shakes the turrets of the land.
    • 1915, G[eorge] A. Birmingham [pseudonym; James Owen Hannay], chapter I, in Gossamer, New York, N.Y.: George H. Doran Company, OCLC 5661828, page 01:
      As a political system democracy seems to me extraordinarily foolish, but I would not go out of my way to protest against it. My servant is, so far as I am concerned, welcome to as many votes as he can get. I would very gladly make mine over to him if I could.
    • Directive (EU) 2017/828 amending Directive 2007/36/EC, recital 10:
      It is important to ensure that shareholders who engage with an investee company by voting know whether their votes have been correctly taken into account. Confirmation of receipt of votes should be provided in the case of electronic voting. In addition, each shareholder who casts a vote in a general meeting should at least have the possibility to verify after the general meeting whether the vote has been validly recorded and counted by the company.
  3. (obsolete) an ardent wish or desire; a vow; a prayer
    • 1633, Philip Massinger, “The Guardian”, in Three New Playes; viz. The Bashful Lover, The Guardian, The Very Woman. As They have been Often Acted at the Private-House in Black-Friers, by His Late Majesties Servants, with Great Applause, London: Printed for Humphrey Moseley, and are to be sold at his Shop at the Sign of the Prince's Arms in St. Pauls Church-yard, published 1655, OCLC 15553475; republished as “The Guardian. A Comical History. As It hath been Often Acted at the Private-House in Black-Friars, by His Late Majesty's Servants, with Great Applause, 1655.”, in Thomas Coxeter, editor, The Works of Philip Massinger. Volume the Fourth. Containing, The Guardian. A Very Woman. The Old Law. The City Madam. And Poems on Several Occasions, volume IV, London: Printed for T[homas] Davies, in Russel-street, Covent-Garden, 1761, OCLC 6847259, Act V, scene i, page 71:
      Jol[ante]. In you, Sir, / I live; and when, or by the Courſe of Nature, / Or Violence you muſt fall, the End of my / Devotions is, that one and the ſame Hour / May make us fit for Heaven. // Server. I join with you / In my votes that way: []
  4. (obsolete) a formalized petition or request
  5. (obsolete) any judgment of intellect leading to a formal opinion, a point of view
  6. any judgment of intellect leading not only to a formal opinion but also to a particular choice in a legally relevant measure, a point of view as published
    dissenting vote
    i.e. in particular the differing opinion published with a judicial judgment considered as a source of information

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Verb

vote (third-person singular simple present votes, present participle voting, simple past and past participle voted)

  1. (intransitive) to cast a vote; to assert a formalized choice in an election
    Did you vote last month?
    • 1848, Frederick William Robertson, An address delivered at the opening of the Working-men's Institute, on Monday, October 23, 1848:
      To vote on large principles, to vote bravely, requires a great amount of information.
  2. (transitive) to choose or grant by means of a vote, or by general consent
    The depository may vote shares on behalf of investors who have not submitted instruction to the bank.

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Asturian vote definition

Verb

vote

  1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive of votar

French vote definition

Etymology

Borrowed from English vote. Doublet of vœu.

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vote m (plural votes)

  1. vote

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vote

  1. inflection of voter:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative
    2. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    3. second-person singular imperative

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Latin vote definition

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Participle

vōte

  1. vocative masculine singular of vōtus

Norman vote definition

Etymology

Borrowed from English vote, from Latin vōtum, from voveō, vovēre (vow), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ewegʷʰ-.

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vote m (plural votes)

  1. (Jersey) vote

Portuguese vote definition

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vote

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of votar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of votar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of votar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of votar

Spanish vote definition

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbote/, [ˈbo.t̪e]

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vote

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of votar.
  2. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of votar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of votar.