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Definition of VOTE

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Vote \Vote\, n. [L. votum a vow, wish, will, fr. vovere, votum, to vow: cf. F. vote. See {Vow}.] [1913 Webster]
     1. An ardent wish or desire; a vow; a prayer. [Obs.]
        --Massinger.
        [1913 Webster]

     2. A wish, choice, or opinion, of a person or a body of persons, expressed in some received and authorized way; the expression of a wish, desire, will, preference, or choice, in regard to any measure proposed, in which the person voting has an interest in common with others, either in electing a person to office, or in passing laws, rules, regulations, etc.; suffrage. [1913 Webster]

     3. That by means of which will or preference is expressed in elections, or in deciding propositions; voice; a ballot; a ticket; as, a written vote. [1913 Webster]

              The freeman casting with unpurchased hand The vote that shakes the turrets of the land.
                                                    --Holmes. [1913 Webster]

     4. Expression of judgment or will by a majority; legal decision by some expression of the minds of a number; as, the vote was unanimous; a vote of confidence. [1913 Webster]

     5. Votes, collectively; as, the Tory vote; the labor vote. [1913 Webster]

     {Casting vote}, {Cumulative vote}, etc. See under {Casting}, {Cumulative}, etc. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Vote \Vote\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Voted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Voting}.] [Cf. F. voter.] To express or signify the mind, will, or preference, either viva voce, or by ballot, or by other authorized means, as in electing persons to office, in passing laws, regulations, etc., or in deciding on any proposition in which one has an interest with others. [1913 Webster]

           The vote for a duelist is to assist in the prostration of justice, and, indirectly, to encourage the crime.
                                                    --L. Beecher. [1913 Webster]

           To vote on large principles, to vote honestly, requires a great amount of information.           --F. W. Robertson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Vote \Vote\, v. t.
     1. To choose by suffrage; to elec?; as, to vote a candidate into office. [1913 Webster]

     2. To enact, establish, grant, determine, etc., by a formal vote; as, the legislature voted the resolution. [1913 Webster]

              Parliament voted them one hundred thousand pounds.
                                                    --Swift. [1913 Webster]

     3. To declare by general opinion or common consent, as if by a vote; as, he was voted a bore. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

     4. To condemn; to devote; to doom. [Obs.] --Glanvill. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

147 Moby Thesaurus words for "vote":
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