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"vote" in British English

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voteverb [I or T]

uk   /vəʊt/  us   /voʊt/
B1 to ​expressyourchoice or ​opinion, ​especially by ​officially writing a ​mark on a ​paper or by ​raisingyourhand or ​speaking in a ​meeting: She was too ​young to vote in the ​election. The ​committee voted on the ​proposal, and ​accepted it ​unanimously. Did you vote for or against the ​motion? Over 55 ​percent voted ​Democrat. [+ to infinitive] Employees voted toaccept the ​offer of an eight ​percentpayrise. [+ (that)] I vote (that) we (= I ​think we should) go to the ​cinema first and ​eatafterwards. [+ obj + noun ] The ​evening was voted a ​tremendoussuccess (= this was most people's ​opinion). It was the ​youngermembers who voted Smith onto the ​committee. The ​Conservative Party was voted into/out of ​office (= was ​chosen in an ​election to ​become/​stop being the ​government).
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votenoun

uk   /vəʊt/  us   /voʊt/
B1 [C] the ​act of ​showingyourchoice or ​opinion in an ​election or ​meeting by writing an X on an ​officialpiece of ​paper or putting ​yourhand up: The ​suggestion was ​approved, with 25 votes in ​favour, and seven against. She cast her vote (= voted) for the Independent ​candidate.B2 [C usually singular] a way of making a ​decision by ​asking a ​group of ​people to vote: We called a ​meeting in ​order to take/​hold a vote on the ​issue.the vote [S] the ​totalnumber of votes given or ​received in an ​election: The ​party got/took 25 ​percent of the vote. They are ​trying to ​capture the ​female vote (= to ​persuade women to vote for them). C1 the ​fact of being ​officiallyallowed to vote: In some ​countries women still don't have the vote.put sth to the/a vote to vote on something: The ​proposal was ​read out and then put to the vote.
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(Definition of vote from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"vote" in American English

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voteverb [I/T]

 us   /voʊt/
social studies to ​expressyourchoice or ​opinion as one ​member of a ​group in ​order to ​decide a ​matter of ​importance to the ​wholegroup or to ​elect someone to an ​office: [I] I voted early this ​morning just after the ​pollsopened. [I] In a ​democracy, all ​adultcitizens have the ​right to vote. [I] Local ​residents have ​twice voted against ​raisingpropertytaxes. [I] Who did you vote for in the last ​election? [+ to infinitive] A ​majority of ​workers voted to ​accept the ​offer of an 8% ​payraise. [T] She was voted ​bestdirector at the Cannes Film Festival.
(Definition of vote from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"vote" in Business English

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voteverb [I or T]

uk   us   /vəʊt/ GOVERNMENT, MEETINGS
to ​express your ​choice or ​opinion, especially by writing a ​mark on an ​officialpaper or by ​raising your ​hand: Are you eligible to vote? She was voted Britain's best ​boss.vote for/against sb/sth They voted for a ​strike.vote in favour of sth A ​slimmajority of ​shareholders voted in favor of the ​changes.vote on sth Union ​members will vote on the ​agreement next week.vote to do sth The ​monetarypolicycommittee voted to ​keeprates at 3.75%.vote sb in/out He was voted in as ​president.

votenoun [C]

uk   us   /vəʊt/
a ​choice that someone makes in an ​election or ​meeting especially by writing a ​mark on an ​officialpaper 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 ​minimumwage. 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 ​annualmeeting next week.have/hold/take a vote (on sth) They ​held a vote on the company's new ​name.
the vote the ​totalnumber of votes that are made: He ​won 51% of the vote. the ​right to vote: As an ​expatriate I don't have the vote.
(Definition of vote from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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