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English noun: vote

1. vote (act) a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative

SamplesThere were only 17 votes in favor of the motion.
They allowed just one vote per person.

Synonymsballot, balloting, voting

Broader (hypernym)choice, option, pick, selection

Narrower (hyponym)block vote, casting vote, multiple voting, secret ballot, split ticket, straight ticket, veto, write-in

2. vote (act) the opinion of a group as determined by voting

SamplesThey put the question to a vote.

Broader (hypernym)group action

Narrower (hyponym)election, plebiscite, referendum

3. vote (attribute) a legal right guaranteed by the 15th amendment to the US Constitution; guaranteed to women by the 19th amendment

SamplesAmerican women got the vote in 1920.

Synonymsright to vote, suffrage

Broader (hypernym)enfranchisement, franchise

Narrower (hyponym)universal suffrage

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

4. vote (group) a body of voters who have the same interests

SamplesHe failed to get the Black vote.

Broader (hypernym)body

Member meronymelectorate

5. vote (cognition) the total number of voters who participated

SamplesThey are expecting a large vote.

Synonymsvoter turnout

Broader (hypernym)numerical quantity

English verb: vote

1. vote (social) express one's preference for a candidate or for a measure or resolution; cast a vote

SamplesHe voted for the motion.
None of the Democrats voted last night.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)choose, pick out, select, take

Narrower (hyponym)ballot, outvote, poll, turn thumbs down, vote down, write in

Verb groupvote

2. vote (social) express one's choice or preference by vote

SamplesVote the Democratic ticket.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)express, state

Narrower (hyponym)bullet vote

Verb groupvote

3. vote (social) express a choice or opinion

SamplesI vote that we all go home.
She voted for going to the Chinese restaurant.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)express, state

Narrower (hyponym)vote

4. vote (social) be guided by in voting

SamplesVote one's conscience.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

5. vote (social) bring into existence or make available by vote

SamplesThey voted aid for the underdeveloped countries in Asia.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)vote

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