I. noun Etymology: Middle English (Scots), from Latin votum vow, wish — more at vow Date: 15th century 1. a. a usually formal expression of opinion or will in response to a proposed decision; especially one given as an indication of approval or disapproval of a proposal, motion, or candidate for office b. the total number of such expressions of opinion made known at a single time (as at an election) c. an expression of opinion or preference that resembles a vote d. ballot 1 2. the collective opinion or verdict of a body of persons expressed by voting 3. the right to cast a vote; specifically the right of suffrage ; franchise 4. a. the act or process of voting <
brought the question to a vote
b. a method of voting 5. a formal expression of a wish, will, or choice voted by a meeting 6. a. voter b. a group of voters with some common and identifying characteristics <
the labor vote
7. chiefly British a. a proposition to be voted on; especially a legislative money item b. appropriation II. verb (voted; voting) Date: 1552 intransitive verb 1. to express one's views in response to a poll; especially to exercise a political franchise 2. to express an opinion <
consumers…vote with their dollars — Lucia Mouat
transitive verb 1. to choose, endorse, decide the disposition of, defeat, or authorize by vote <
he was voted out of office
2. a. to adjudge by general agreement ; declare b. to offer as a suggestion ; propose <
I vote we all go home
3. a. to cause to vote in a given way b. to cause to be cast for or against a proposal 4. to vote in accordance with or in the interest of <
vote your conscience
voted their pocketbooks

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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