1. a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative
- there were only 17 votes in favor of the motion
- they allowed just one vote per person
2. the opinion of a group as determined by voting
- they put the question to a vote
Definition categories: act
3. a legal right guaranteed by the 15th amendment to the US Constitution; guaranteed to women by the 19th amendment
- American women got the vote in 1920
Similar word(s): suffrage
4. a body of voters who have the same interests
- he failed to get the Black vote
5. the total number of voters who participated
- they are expecting a large vote
Definition categories: thought
Sentences with vote as a noun:
- The city council decided the matter should go to public vote.
- Parliament will hold a vote of confidence regarding the minister.
- The Supreme Court upheld the principle of one person, one vote.
1. 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
2. express one's choice or preference by vote
- vote the Democratic ticket
3. express a choice or opinion
- I vote that we all go home
- She voted for going to the Chinese restaurant
4. be guided by in voting
- vote one's conscience
Definition categories: social
5. bring into existence or make available by vote
- They voted aid for the underdeveloped countries in Asia
Sentences with vote as a verb:
- The depository may vote shares on behalf of investors who have not submitted instruction to the bank.