(noun, verb)


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

Similar word(s): ballot, balloting, voting

Definition categories: act, choice, option, pick, selection

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

Definition categories: attribute, enfranchisement, franchise

4. a body of voters who have the same interests

- he failed to get the Black vote

Definition categories: group, body

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

Definition categories: social, choose, select, take

2. express one's choice or preference by vote

- vote the Democratic ticket

Definition categories: social, express, state

3. express a choice or opinion

- I vote that we all go home

- She voted for going to the Chinese restaurant

Definition categories: social, express, state

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

Definition categories: social, vote

Sentences with vote as a verb:

- The depository may vote shares on behalf of investors who have not submitted instruction to the bank.