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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


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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