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verb vote pronunciation in British English /vəʊt/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlevoting
past tensevoted
past participlevoted
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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to formally express an opinion by choosing between two or more issues, people etc
    vote on: The Council will vote on the proposal next Friday.
    vote for/in favour of/against: 68 per cent of the union voted against striking.
    I’m going to vote for Jackson.
    vote to do something: The committee voted unanimously to ban alcohol from the concert.
    vote with someone (=in the same way as someone): The smaller parties will be voting with the government.
    vote Conservative/Labour etc: I voted Labour at the last election.
    1. a.
      [intransitive] to show your choice of a person or an issue in an election
      I’ve already voted.
      register to vote (=sign a piece of paper so that you can vote): In Britain, you can register to vote when you are 18.
    2. b.
      [transitive] to choose something or someone to win a prize or an honour
      vote someone (as) something: She was voted ‘Actress of the Year’ by other Hollywood stars.
  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] informal to suggest what you would like to do in a particular situation
    vote (that): I vote that we go swimming.
    vote for: I vote for eating before we watch the video.



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