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- I UK [vəʊt] / US [voʊt]
Word forms "vote":
present tense I/you/we/they vote he/she/it votes present participle voting past tense voted past participle voted1) [intransitive/transitive] to formally express an opinion by choosing between two or more issues, people etcvote on:vote for/in favour of/against:
The Council will vote on the proposal next Friday.
68 per cent of the union voted against striking.vote to do something:
I'm going to vote for Jackson.vote with someone (= in the same way as someone):
The committee voted unanimously to ban alcohol from the concert.vote Conservative/Labour etc:
The smaller parties will be voting with the government.
I voted Labour at the last election.a) [intransitive] to show your choice of a person or an issue in an electionregister to vote (= sign a piece of paper so that you can vote):
I've already voted.
In Britain, you can register to vote when you are 18.b) [transitive] to choose something or someone to win a prize or an honourvote 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 situationvote (that):vote for:
I vote that we go swimming.
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 moneyPhrasal verbs:
Cinemagoers started voting with their feet.- vote in- vote off- vote out
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.vote for/in favour of/against:
He got an overwhelming majority of the votes.cast a vote (= mark a piece of paper to show who you are voting for):
There were only 62 votes for the proposal, compared with 740 against.something costs someone votes (= makes them lose votes):
In Britain many people cast their votes at local schools.
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 electionhave/take a vote (on something):
The result of the vote will be announced tomorrow.put something to the vote (= give people the chance to vote on something):
Let's have a vote on where to go for our holidays.
Our boss decided to put the issue to the vote.b) [singular] the total number of votes made in an electionget/win/secure/poll a percent of the vote:
The Labour Party's share of the vote increased.split the vote (= cause people to vote for different things):
The Tories won 53 per cent of the popular vote.
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.- the vote
English dictionary. 2014.