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I UK [vəʊt] / US [voʊt] verb
Word forms "vote":
present tense I/you/we/they vote he/she/it votes present participle voting past tense voted past participle voted
1) [intransitive/transitive] to formally express an opinion by choosing between two or more issues, people etc
vote on:

The Council will vote on the proposal next Friday.

vote for/in favour of/against:

68 per cent of the union voted against striking.

I'm going to vote for Jackson.

vote to do something:

The committee voted unanimously to ban alcohol from the concert.

vote with someone (= in the same way as someone):

The smaller parties will be voting with the government.

vote Conservative/Labour etc:

I voted Labour at the last election.

a) [intransitive] to show your choice of a person or an issue in an election

I've already voted.

register to vote (= sign a piece of paper so that you can vote):

In Britain, you can register to vote when you are 18.

b) [transitive] to choose something or someone to win a prize or an honour
vote someone (as) something:

She was voted "Actress of the Year" by other Hollywood stars.

2) [intransitive/transitive] informal to suggest what you would like to do in a particular situation
vote (that):

I vote that we go swimming.

vote for:

I vote for eating before we watch the video.

vote with your feet/wallet — to express an opinion through your actions, for example by not going to a place or by deciding not to spend money

Cinemagoers started voting with their feet.

Phrasal verbs:
II UK [vəʊt] / US [voʊt] noun
Word forms "vote":
singular vote plural votes
[countable] the formal expression of a choice between two or more issues, people etc

My vote will go to the candidate who promises tax reform.

He got an overwhelming majority of the votes.

vote for/in favour of/against:

There were only 62 votes for the proposal, compared with 740 against.

cast a vote (= mark a piece of paper to show who you are voting for):

In Britain many people cast their votes at local schools.

something costs someone votes (= makes them lose votes):

This policy will cost her thousands of votes.

a) [countable] an occasion when people formally choose between two or more issues, people etc in an election

The result of the vote will be announced tomorrow.

have/take a vote (on something):

Let's have a vote on where to go for our holidays.

put something to the vote (= give people the chance to vote on something):

Our boss decided to put the issue to the vote.

b) [singular] the total number of votes made in an election

The Labour Party's share of the vote increased.

get/win/secure/poll a percent of the vote:

The Tories won 53 per cent of the popular vote.

split the vote (= cause people to vote for different things):

The new environmental party split the liberal vote.

the Jewish/working-class etc vote — a particular group of people, considered according to the way that they tend to vote in an election

This is an obvious attempt to get the female vote.


English dictionary. 2014.

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