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noun [C/U]  /ˈvi·t̬oʊ/ (plural vetoes) us  
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.


verb [T]  /ˈvi·t̬oʊ/ (present tense vetoes, present participle vetoing, past tense and past participle vetoed) us  
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.
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