Adjective "vote" definition and examples

(Vote may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/vəʊt/

Definitions and examples

noun

A formal indication of a choice between two or more candidates or courses of action, expressed typically through a ballot or a show of hands.
  1. 'In 1952, the Republican Eisenhower got 56% of the votes in the general election.'
  2. 'The simple system in which each voter gives a single vote to their favourite candidate can also lead to tactical voting.'
  3. 'Twelve MPs attended the meeting and four who were unable to be there sent votes by secret ballot.'
  4. 'At the recent elections seven candidates polled around 5,200 votes and came second in two seats.'
  5. 'With 363 voted, he was just thirteen short of the quota and was elected on the second count with votes to spare.'
  6. 'People must sign the declaration attached to the ballot paper or their vote will not be valid.'
  7. 'He garnered 296 votes in a ballot of 300 members of the election committee, with one member not showing up.'
  8. 'In manually counted elections, people can observe the votes from each ballot box being counted.'
  9. 'An astonishing majority of Scottish voters cast their vote for candidates and parties running on pro-European tickets.'
  10. 'Election staffers did not notice the huge disparity between ballots cast and valid votes until two days after Election Day.'
  11. 'Okay, let's put it to a vote: Do we want to change the coverage, or keep it the same and dig deeper into our pockets?'
  12. 'When an offer was made, even though the union considered it to be an insult, the union did not put it to a vote.'
  13. 'At the time we said we'd draw up a shortlist and put it to a vote.'
  14. 'But she added the vote was secret because ballot papers are locked away until they are counted on June 10.'
  15. 'But a nationalist boycott of the vote resulted in an overwhelming rejection of union with the republic.'
  16. 'As a result our share of the vote dropped and we lost one of our six Westminster seats.'
  17. 'Crucially though, they failed to significantly increase their share of the vote.'
  18. 'The runner-up spot would be an undreamed of triumph for the Tories, but probably her best hope is for a significantly increased share of the vote.'
  19. 'Voting will be by means of proportional representation with the number of seats a political party gets corresponding to its overall share of the vote.'
  20. 'Labour attracted its lowest share of the vote since 1935, and the Conservatives attained a majority of 144.'
  21. 'But their share of the vote at 32 per cent had barely altered from that of the two previous elections.'
  22. 'He said he was pleased his share of the vote went up 1,500.'
  23. 'He and the other independent between them got 65 per cent of the vote as the electorate gave two fingers to party politics.'
  24. 'The decision will be put by referendum to the vote of electors in the different regions.'
  25. 'With 680,000 members and a 21 percent share of the vote, it was the largest Italian party at the time.'
  26. 'This act, which redistributed the parliamentary seats and more than doubled the electorate, gave the vote to many working men in the towns.'
  27. 'In 1928, all women were given the vote, thus creating universal suffrage.'
  28. 'A bill to give women the vote in local elections was introduced into the French parliament in 1906, but was promptly defeated.'

verb

Give or register a vote.
  1. with complement 'I voted Labour'
  2. 'This was despite a record of 13 million new voters registering to vote in 1992.'
  3. 'If you're only thinking ideologically, of course you vote for the incumbent of your own party.'
  4. 'New voters who register close to election day are more likely to vote than voters who registered a year or so before the election.'
  5. 'If a recall motion is submitted, the legislature must vote on it within 15 days.'
  6. 'This sounds idealistic, of course, but voting isn't something that should take one day.'
  7. 'I am looking forward with interest to see how the Government votes tonight.'
  8. 'It is not a criminal offence to vote as you wish in a democratic society.'
  9. 'I wasn't registered to vote in Liverpool, where I was a student.'
  10. 'So they accompanied us, even though of course they couldn't vote.'
  11. 'As far as I was concerned I would be registered to vote at the next election.'
  12. 'With term limits, you get only one chance to vote someone out of office.'
  13. 'I don't think American citizens have the power to vote someone in who will do the right thing.'
  14. 'If the people vote him in, and he wins the referendum they will be big celebrations all over the country.'
  15. 'It was not good for local government when people were voted back in by default, she said.'
  16. 'He has also hinted that if he is voted into office he may default on Turkey's large public-sector debt.'
  17. 'The greater question is why we continue to vote people into office on platforms that allow this to happen.'
  18. 'He was eventually voted out of office in 1990, beaten by a US-backed candidate.'
  19. 'If he went on like this, he was in danger of being in the toilet when he was voted in as Taoiseach.'
  20. 'They voted us to be here in this building, in Parliament, to be their voice.'
  21. 'It is time that these politicians were voted out and replaced by those accountable to the people.'
  22. 'I vote we have one more game'
  23. 'Therefore it would be unseemly for Parliament to vote money for a member of the royal family.'
  24. 'the referendum call was voted down'
  25. 'If she does, she will vote this bill down, as would any other member of the Government who has the courage of his or her convictions on this issue.'
  26. 'The task will be to get the highest possible numbers of council workers participating to vote the offer down by an absolutely huge majority.'
  27. 'This is very bad legislation and we ought to vote it down.'
  28. 'I say we should put this issue to a referendum, because I believe that the people would vote it down.'
  29. 'The Minister and her colleagues voted that bill down.'
  30. 'It will vote the bill down, and that is a disgrace.'
  31. 'It could have voted the legislation down, if it had wanted to.'
  32. 'There was loud applause and cheering when it was voted down.'
  33. 'This October, the entire region will be given the chance to endorse the assembly plans or vote them down in a referendum.'
  34. 'But the amendment was voted down when it went to the state legislatures.'

More definitions

1. a formal expression of opinion or choice, either positive or negative, made by an individual or body of individuals.

2. the means by which such expression is made, as a ballot, ticket, etc.

3. the right to such expression: to give women the vote.

4. the decision reached by voting, as by a majority of ballots cast: The vote was for the resolution.

5. a collective expression of will as inferred from a number of votes: the labor vote.

6. an expression, as of some judgment: a

More examples(as adjective)

"commissions can be vote in/at/on dates."

"bills can be vote by committees."

"wills can be vote in countries."

"rests can be vote for parties."

"reports can be vote by assemblies."

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Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin votum ‘a vow, wish’, from vovere ‘to vow’. The verb dates from the mid 16th century.

Phrase

vote of confidence
vote of no confidence (or vote of censure)
vote someone/something off the island
vote with one's feet