› social studies to express your choice or opinion as one member of a group in order to decide a matter of importance to the whole group or to elect someone to an office: [I] I voted early this morning just after the polls opened. [I] In a democracy, all adult citizens have the right to vote. [I] Local residents have twice voted against raising property taxes. [I] Who did you vote for in the last election? [+ to infinitive] A majority of workers voted to accept the offer of an 8% pay raise. [T] She was voted best director at the Cannes Film Festival.