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English definition of “vote”


verb [I or T]     /vəʊt/ US  /voʊt/
B1 to express your choice or opinion , especially by officially writing a mark on a paper or by raising your hand or speaking in a meeting : She was too young to vote in the national election . The committee voted on the proposal , and accepted it unanimously . Did you vote for or against the motion ? Over 55 percent voted Liberal . [+ to infinitive] Staff voted to accept the offer of an eight percent pay rise . [+ (that)] I vote (that) we (= it is my opinion that we should) go to the cinema first and eat afterwards . [+ obj + noun ] The evening was voted a tremendous success (= this was most people's opinion ). It was the younger members who voted Smith onto the committee . The Republican Party was voted into/out of office (= was chosen in an election to become / stop being the government ).Elections
(Definition of vote verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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