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English noun: veto

1. veto (act) a vote that blocks a decision


Broader (hypernym)ballot, balloting, vote, voting


Narrower (hyponym)pocket veto

2. veto (attribute) 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)


Broader (hypernym)power, powerfulness


English verb: veto

1. veto (social) vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent


SamplesThe President vetoed the bill.


Synonymsblackball, negative


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)contradict, controvert, oppose


Narrower (hyponym)defeat, kill, shoot down, vote down, vote out


Entailvote

2. veto (communication) command against


SamplesI forbid you to call me late at night.
Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store.
Dad nixed our plans.


ExamplesSam and Sue veto the movie


Synonymsdisallow, forbid, interdict, nix, prohibit, proscribe


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)command, require


Narrower (hyponym)ban, bar, criminalise, criminalize, debar, enjoin, exclude, illegalise, illegalize, outlaw


Antonymscountenance, permit, allow, let









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