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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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