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veto

noun [C/U]  us   /ˈvi·t̬oʊ/ (plural vetoes)
politics & government the power to refuse to allow something to be done, or such a refusal: [C] The president has promised a veto if Congress passes that bill. [U] The mayor will have no veto over zoning.

veto

verb [T]  us   /ˈvi·t̬oʊ/ (present tense vetoes, present participle vetoing, past tense and past participle vetoed)
politics & government to refuse to allow something to be done: The governor said she would veto the bill unless certain parts were changed. Cory wanted to drive the car, but her mom vetoed it.
Translations of “veto”
in Arabic حَقّ الاعتِراض…
in Korean 거부권…
in Malaysian memveto…
in French mettre son veto à…
in Turkish reddetmek, veto etmek…
in Italian veto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 否決, 禁止…
in Russian налагать вето…
in Polish zawetować…
in Vietnamese phủ quyết, bác bỏ…
in Spanish vetar, vedar…
in Portuguese veto…
in Thai ห้าม, ยับยั้ง…
in German Einspruch erheben gegen…
in Catalan veto…
in Japanese 拒否権…
in Indonesian menolak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 否决, 禁止…
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