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English definition of “vote”

vote

noun     /vəʊt/ US  /voʊt/
B1 [C] the act of showing your choice or opinion in an election or meeting by writing a cross on an official piece of paper or putting your hand up: The suggestion was approved, with 25 votes in favour, and seven against. She cast her vote (= voted) for the Communist Party.Elections 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.Elections the vote [S] the total number of votes given or received in an election: The party got/took 25 percent of the vote. They are trying to capture the working-class vote (= to persuade those people to vote for them).Elections C1 the fact of being officially allowed to vote: In some countries women still don't have the vote.Elections put sth to the/a vote to vote on something: The proposal was read out and then put to the vote.Elections
(Definition of vote noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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