(noun, verb)


1. a vote that blocks a decision

Definition categories: act, ballot, balloting, vote, voting

2. the power or right to prohibit or reject a proposed or intended act (especially the power of a chief executive to reject a bill passed by the legislature)

Definition categories: attribute, power, powerfulness


1. vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent

- The President vetoed the bill

Similar word(s): blackball, negative

Definition categories: social, contradict, controvert, oppose

2. command against

- Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store

Similar word(s): disallow, forbid, interdict, nix, prohibit, proscribe

Definition categories: communication, command, require