Focus on the pronunciation of vote
› a choice that someone makes in an election or meeting especially by writing a mark on an official paper or by raising their hand: We lost by 524 votes. About 120 million Americans cast a vote in the election.a vote for/against sb/sth He was heavily criticized for his vote against raising the minimum wage. But a president always casts the deciding vote.
› a method of making a decision by asking a group of people to vote: The bill still faces a final vote.lose/win a vote The leadership was shocked when they lost this vote.a vote on sth He faces a vote on his future at an annual meeting next week.have/hold/take a vote (on sth) They held a vote on the company's new name.
the vote › the total number of votes that are made: He won 51% of the vote. › the right to vote: As an expatriate I don't have the vote. → See also block vote, casting vote