vote

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See also: Vote, võte, and voté
See also: voté

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin vōtum, a form of voveō, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁wogʷʰ-. Cognate with Ancient Greek εὔχομαι (eúkhomai, to vow).

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vote (plural votes)

  1. A formalized choice on matters of administration or other democratic activities.
    The city council decided the matter should go to public vote.
    Parliament will hold a vote of confidence regarding the minister.
  2. An act or instance of participating in such a choice, e.g., by submitting a ballot.
    The Supreme Court upheld the principle of one person, one vote.
    • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809-1894)
      The freeman casting with unpurchased hand / The vote that shakes the turrets of the land.
    • 1915, George A. Birmingham, Gossamer, Ch.I:
      As a political system democracy seems to me extraordinarily foolish, but I would not go out of my way to protest against it. My servant is, so far as I am concerned, welcome to as many votes as he can get. I would very gladly make mine over to him if I could.
  3. (obsolete) An ardent wish or desire; a vow; a prayer.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Massinger to this entry?)

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vote (third-person singular simple present votes, present participle voting, simple past and past participle voted)

  1. To cast a vote; to assert a formalised choice in an election.
    The depository may vote shares on behalf of investors who have not submitted instruction to the bank.
    • F. W. Robertson
      To vote on large principles, to vote honestly, requires a great amount of information.

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Asturian[edit]

Verb[edit]

vote

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of votar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of votar

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English vote.

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  • (file)

Noun[edit]

vote m (plural votes)

  1. vote

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vote

  1. first-person singular present indicative of voter
  2. third-person singular present indicative of voter
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of voter
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of voter
  5. second-person singular imperative of voter

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Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin vōtum, from voveō, vovēre (vow), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ewegʷʰ-.

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vote m (plural votes)

  1. vote

Latin[edit]

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vōte

  1. vocative masculine singular of vōtus

Portuguese[edit]

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vote

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of votar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of votar
  3. first-person singular imperative of votar
  4. third-person singular imperative of votar

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vote

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of votar.
  2. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of votar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of votar.