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See also: voté
- 1 English
- 2 Asturian
- 3 French
- 4 Latin
- 5 Norman
- 6 Portuguese
- 7 Spanish
vote (plural votes)
- 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.
- 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.
- (Can we date this quote?) Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
- The freeman casting with unpurchased hand / The vote that shakes the turrets of the land.
- 1915, George A. Birmingham, Gossamer, chapterI:
- 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.
- (obsolete) An ardent wish or desire; a vow; a prayer.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Massinger to this entry?)
Terms derived from vote (noun)
instance of voting
- (intransitive, transitive) 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.
assert a formalised choice
vote m (plural votes)
- first-person singular present indicative of
- third-person singular present indicative of
- first-person singular present subjunctive of
- third-person singular present subjunctive of
- second-person singular imperative of
- “vote” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
vote m (plural votes)
- first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of votar
- third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of votar
- third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of votar
- third-person singular (você) negative imperative of votar