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vetonoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈvi·t̬oʊ/ (plural vetoes)
politics & government the ​power to ​refuse to ​allow something to be done, or such a ​refusal: [C] The ​president has ​promised a veto if ​Congresspasses that ​bill. [U] The ​mayor will have no veto over ​zoning.

vetoverb [T]

 us   /ˈvi·t̬oʊ/ (present tense vetoes, present participle vetoing, past tense and past participle vetoed)
politics & government to ​refuse to ​allow something to be done: The ​governor said she would veto the ​billunlesscertainparts were ​changed. Cory ​wanted to ​drive the ​car, but her ​mom vetoed it.
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vetonoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈviː.təʊ/  us   /-t̬oʊ/ (plural vetoes)
an ​officialpower or ​right to ​refuse to ​accept or ​allow something: The ​president has the power of veto over any ​bill that comes ​across his ​desk. In ​theory the British ​government could use ​its veto to ​block this ​proposal. The Senate ​voted to ​override the president's veto of the ​proposedmeasures.mainly UK My ​parents put a veto onourwatchingtelevision for more than two ​hours each ​evening.

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vetoverb [T]

uk   /ˈviː.təʊ/  us   /-t̬oʊ/
to ​refuse to ​allow something: In 1961, President De Gaulle vetoed Britain's ​entry into the Common Market. [+ -ing verb] My ​boss vetoed my taking any more ​time off this ​year.

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vetonoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈviːtəʊ/ (plural vetoes) GOVERNMENT, POLITICS
an ​officialpower or ​right to ​refuse to ​accept or ​allow something ​even if most of the other ​people or ​organizations involved ​approve of it: have/use/threaten a veto The British ​government could use its veto to ​block the ​proposal. A two-thirds ​majority of the Senate would be needed to override the governor's veto of the ​bill. The ​permanentmembers of the Security Council all have veto ​powers. presidential veto the power/​right of veto

vetoverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈviːtəʊ/ (vetoed, vetoed, vetoing) GOVERNMENT, POLITICS
to ​refuse to ​allow or ​accept something such as a ​voteeven if most of the other ​people or ​organizations involved ​approve of it: veto a bill/deal/plan The ​President vetoed a ​bill that would have ​provided the ​program with an ​additional $35 ​billion over five ​years. The ​bid was vetoed by ​Europeancompetitionauthorities.
(Definition of veto from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “veto”
in Korean 거부권…
in Arabic حَقّ الاعتِراض…
in Malaysian memveto…
in French mettre son veto à…
in Russian налагать вето…
in Chinese (Traditional) 否決, 禁止…
in Italian veto…
in Turkish reddetmek, veto etmek…
in Polish zawetować…
in Spanish vetar, vedar…
in Vietnamese phủ quyết, bác bỏ…
in Portuguese veto…
in Thai ห้าม, ยับยั้ง…
in German Einspruch erheben gegen…
in Catalan veto…
in Japanese 拒否権…
in Chinese (Simplified) 否决, 禁止…
in Indonesian menolak…
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