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English definition of “poll”

poll

verb [T]
 
 
/pəʊl/
ASK OPINION to ask someone's opinion as part of a study on what people think about a subject: [often passive] Most students polled said they preferred the new system.Questioning people and asking questions in generalCuriositySuspecting and questioning
GET VOTES to receive a particular number of votes in an election: Labour polled only 45 percent of the Scottish vote.Elections
(Definition of poll verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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