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noun vote pronunciation in British English /vəʊt/
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  1. [countable] the formal expression of a choice between two or more issues, people etc
    My vote will go to the candidate who promises tax reform.
    He got an overwhelming majority of the votes.
    vote for/in favour of/against: There were only 62 votes for the proposal, compared with 740 against.
    cast a vote (=mark a piece of paper to show who you are voting for): In Britain many people cast their votes at local schools.
    something costs someone votes (=makes them lose votes): This policy will cost her thousands of votes.
    1. a.
      [countable] an occasion when people formally choose between two or more issues, people etc in an election
      The result of the vote will be announced tomorrow.
      have/take a vote (on something): Let’s have a vote on where to go for our holidays.
      put something to the vote (=give people the chance to vote on something): Our boss decided to put the issue to the vote.
    2. b.
      [singular] the total number of votes made in an election
      The Labour Party’s share of the vote increased.
      get/win/secure/poll a percent of the vote: The Tories won 53 per cent of the popular vote.
      split the vote (=cause people to vote for different things): The new environmental party split the liberal vote.

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