Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “veto”

See all translations

veto

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈviːtəʊ/ ( plural vetoes) GOVERNMENT, POLITICS
an official power or right to refuse to accept or allow something even if most of the other people or organizations involved approve of it: have/use/threaten a veto The British government could use its veto to block the proposal. A two-thirds majority of the Senate would be needed to override the governor's veto of the bill. The permanent members of the Security Council all have veto powers. presidential veto the power/right of veto
Translations of “veto”
in Korean 거부권…
in Arabic حَقّ الاعتِراض…
in Portuguese veto…
in Catalan veto…
in Japanese 拒否権…
in Italian veto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 否決, 禁止…
in Russian вето…
in Turkish veto, reddetme yetkisi/hakkı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 否决, 禁止…
in Polish weto…
(Definition of veto noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of veto?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Business English definitions for “veto”

Definitions of “veto” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cold snap

a short period of cold weather

Word of the Day

Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014

by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
​​​​ Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More