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- 4 Latin
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- 6 Portuguese
- 7 Spanish
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /vəʊt/
- (General American) IPA(key): /voʊt/
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- Rhymes: -əʊt
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.
- 1836, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., “Poetry: A Metrical Essay”, republished in The Poems of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Boston, Mass.: Ticknor and Fields, 1862, OCLC 5091562, pages 7–8:
- There breathes no being but has some pretence / To that fine instinct called poetic sense; […] / The freeman, casting with unpurchased hand / The vote that shakes the turrets of the land.
1915, George A. Birmingham, “chapter I”, in Gossamer (Project Gutenberg; EBook #24394), London: Methuen & Co., published 8 January 2013 (Project Gutenberg version), OCLC 558189256:
- 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?)
instance of voting
- (intransitive, transitive) To cast a vote; to assert a formalized 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