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English definition of “vote”

vote

verb [I or T]     /vəʊt/ US  /voʊt/
B1 to express your choice or opinion, especially by officially writing a mark on a paper or by raising your hand or speaking in a meeting: She was too young to vote in the national election. The committee voted on the proposal, and accepted it unanimously. Did you vote for or against the motion? Over 55 percent voted Liberal. [+ to infinitive] Staff voted to accept the offer of an eight percent pay rise. [+ (that)] I vote (that) we (= it is my opinion that we should) go to the cinema first and eat afterwards. [+ obj + noun ] The evening was voted a tremendous success (= this was most people's opinion). It was the younger members who voted Smith onto the committee. The Republican Party was voted into/out of office (= was chosen in an election to become/stop being the government).Elections
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