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English definition of “poll”

poll

verb [T]     /pəʊl/
to ask a large number of people for their opinions about a particular subject: poll sb on sth We poll employees on their views on particular aspects of company policy. Only one in five of those polled were in favour of the government's proposals.
POLITICS to receive a number of votes in an election: To win a seat, a candidate had to poll 50% plus one vote.
(Definition of poll verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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