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Vote appears in many palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Rise to vote, sir.
  • Tell Abe to vote 'ballet.
  • Anne, I vote no one to Vienna!
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun vote:


Vote is sometimes a misspelling of folk.

The word vote is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun vote

What does vote mean as a name of something?

Vote is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: votes

  1. a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative
    • examples: there were only 17 votes in favor of the motion | they allowed just one vote per person
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of vote: ballot / balloting / voting
    • more generic words: choice / option / pick / selection = the act of choosing or selecting
    • more specific terms:
      • block vote = a vote proportional in magnitude to the number of people that a delegate represents
      • secret ballot = a vote in which each person's choice is secret but the totaled votes are public
      • split ticket = a ballot cast by a voter who votes for candidates from more than one party
      • straight ticket = a ballot cast by a voter who votes for all the candidates of one party
      • multiple voting = the act of voting in more than one place by the same person at the same election
      • casting vote = the deciding vote cast by the presiding officer to resolve a tie
      • veto = a vote that blocks a decision
      • write-in = a vote cast by writing in the name of a candidate who is not listed on the ballot
  2. the opinion of a group as determined by voting
    • example: they put the question to a vote
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic term: group action = action taken by a group of people
    • more specific words:
      • plebiscite = a vote by the electorate determining public opinion on a question of national importance
      • referendum = a legislative act is referred for final approval to a popular vote by the electorate
      • election = a vote to select the winner of a position or political office
  3. a legal right guaranteed by the 15th amendment to the US Constitution; guaranteed to women by the 19th amendment
  4. a body of voters who have the same interests
    • example: he failed to get the Black vote
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic word: body = a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity
    • member of: electorate = the body of enfranchised citizens
  5. the total number of voters who participated

Alternative definition of the noun vote


  1. A formalized choice on matters of administration or other democratic activities.
  2. An act or instance of participating in such a choice, e.g., by submitting a ballot.


  1. A person from Votia or of Votic descent.

Definition of the verb vote

What does vote mean as a doing word?

Vote is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: voted | voting | votes

  1. express one's preference for a candidate or for a measure or resolution; cast a vote
    • examples: He voted for the motion | None of the Democrats voted last night
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • more generic terms: choose / pick out / select / take = pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
    • more specific terms:
  2. express one's choice or preference by vote
    • example: vote the Democratic ticket
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • more generic words: express / state = indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.
    • more specific term: bullet vote = vote cumulatively and distribute the votes according to some principle
  3. express a choice or opinion
    • examples: I vote that we all go home | She voted for going to the Chinese restaurant
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • more generic words: express / state = indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.
  4. be guided by in voting
    • example: vote one's conscience
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
  5. bring into existence or make available by vote
    • example: They voted aid for the underdeveloped countries in Asia
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]The captain baptized the shipVerbs with Predicative Complements: call, decree, dub, make, pronounce, rename, rule, stamp, term
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] [Predicate]The captain named the ship Seafarer
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Theme]I promised somebody my timeVerbs of Change of Possession: advance, allocate, allot, apportion, assign, award, bequeath, cede, concede, extend, grant, guarantee, issue, leave, offer, owe, portion, promise, ration, will, yield
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]I promised my house (to somebody)
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] for [Recipient]The House allocated more than $1.8 million for the pensions and expenses of former presidents
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] to [Recipient]We offered our paycheck to her
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Beneficiary] [Theme]Carmen bought Mary a dressVerbs of Change of Possession: attain, book, buy, call, catch, charter, choose, conserve, find, gather, hire, lease, order, phone, pick, pluck, procure, pull, reach, rent, reserve, shoot, slaughter, win
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]Carmen bought a dress | Carmen obtained the spare part
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] for [Asset]Carmen bought a dress for $50
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] for [Beneficiary]Carmen bought a dress for Mary
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] from [Source]Carmen bought a dress from Diana | Carmen obtained the spare part from Diana
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] from [Source] at / for [Asset]FMC has bought 565,000 shares from Nortek Inc. at $23.50 a share
      [Asset - not location] [Verb] [Theme]$50 won't even buy a dress | $50 won't even purchase a dress
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events


Vote a.k.a. Vote, Virginia: Vote is an unincorporated community located in Brunswick County, in the U.S. state of Virginia.


  1. "Vote" is a composition.
  2. "Vote" is a musical album of Jessy Bajwa & Sudesh Kumari.


"Vote" is a screen printing (screen printing) by Shepard Fairey.

  • media: screen printing
  • genre: Portrait
  • subject: Barack Obama


  1. Vote a.k.a. Votic Language: Votic or Votian is the language spoken by the Votes of Ingria, belonging to the Finnic branch of the Uralic languages. Votic is spoken only in Krakolye and Luzhitsy, two villages in Kingiseppsky District, and is close to extinction. In 1989 there were 62 speakers left, the youngest born in 1938. In its 24 December 2005 issue, The Economist wrote that there are only approximately 20 speakers left.
  2. Vote: This is a compound-value type that records a legislator's vote on a particular legislative matter.

Phrases with Vote

Phrases starting with the word Vote:

  1. vote in
  2. Vote Mob
  3. vote out
  4. Vote Bank
  5. vote down
  6. Vote Buying
  7. vote counter
  8. Vote-by-Mail

Phrases ending with the word Vote:

  1. Free Vote
  2. block vote
  3. Bubba Vote
  4. straw vote
  5. Swing Vote
  6. Voice vote
  7. bullet vote
  8. Donkey vote
  9. Postal Vote
  10. casting vote
  11. Popular vote

Other phrase containing the word Vote:

  1. to vote out

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Vote

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Google previewConstitutional Politics (2002)

The Republic Referendum and the Future by John Warhurst, Malcolm Mackerras

percent affirmative vote means that the republic would have gained an overall national majority with a mere lift of five percentage points in its support. However, an overall five percentage point support increase would not have carried ...

Google previewCongress, the Press, and Political Accountability (2013)

by R. Douglas Arnold

The recorded vote is the single most visible and often the most important indicator of what individual legislators have contributed...

Google previewBOMB

A Manifesto of Art Terrorism by Raymond Salvatore Harmon

We must vote with our money. The political vote is an illusion; the economic vote is the truth. The real danger of graffiti is that it robs the. Democracy.

Google previewThe People and the Party System (1981)

The Referendum and Electoral Reform in British Politics by Vernon Bogdanor

For the fundamental difference between the West German system and the single transferable vote is that the former tends to...

vote is the instrument best designed to secure this aim, it is also the electoral system most suited to Britain's present ...



Adams, defeated each time by the popular vote, but elected in 1824 as stated ; Henry Clay, defeated every ...

Google previewMultilingual Law Dictionary (1979)

by Lawrence Deems Egbert, Fernando Morales Macedo

vote by acclamation 6131. volunteer vote par acclamation volontaire (m) voto por aclamación voluntario (m) Wahl oder Abstimmung durch ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Numeral Words, by which All Difficulty in the Remembrance of Figures is Removed (1829)

With an Explanation of the Plan by William Henry Crook (LL.D.)

Vote be. Vaivode. То tug. Vitious.

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Small photo of Barcelona / Spain - October 1, 2017: Detail on the bulletins to vote during the banned pro independence referendum in Catalonia.Small photo of Barcelona / Spain - October 1, 2017: Citizens vote during the banned pro independence referendum in Catalonia.Small photo of Ballot box with hand person vote on blank voting slip at outdoor backgroundSmall photo of American woman votes, ca. 1920. The 1920 election was the first time all American female citizens over 21 were able to vote for a U.S. President.Small photo of Hand holding ballot paper for election vote concept background.Small photo of LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 20, 2018: 2nd Annual Women's March marcher with a sign that reads, "America deserves better!! Vote! Vote! Vote! Your Vote! Your Power!"Small photo of Election vote, hand holding ballot paper for election vote concept at colorful background. More...

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Quotes about Vote

We must vote for hope, vote for life, vote for a brighter future for all of our loved ones. (Ed Markey)
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Scrabble value of V4O1T1E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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