Your vote is your official choice on some specific question. You might feel that your vote hardly counts in a Presidential election, though your vote for student council treasurer might feel like it has a lot more importance.
A vote is a formal noting of your preference, in an online poll or sitting in a circle with your book group, or when you cast it on a ballot at a polling place. To voice that preference is also to vote, either officially or more casually: "Let's all vote on a group costume for Halloween this year — a bag of jelly beans or the seven dwarfs?" The Latin root of vote is votum, "a vow, wish, or promise."
Primary Meanings of vote
a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative
express one's preference for a candidate or for a measure or resolution; cast a vote
a legal right guaranteed by the 15th amendment to the US Constitution; guaranteed to women by the 19th amendment
n a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative
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a vote proportional in magnitude to the number of people that a delegate represents
a vote in which each person's choice is secret but the totaled votes are public
a ballot cast by a voter who votes for candidates from more than one party
a ballot cast by a voter who votes for all the candidates of one party
the act of voting in more than one place by the same person at the same election (illegal in U.S.)
the deciding vote cast by the presiding officer to resolve a tie
a vote that blocks a decision
a vote cast by writing in the name of a candidate who is not listed on the ballot
indirect veto of legislation by refusing to sign it
n the opinion of a group as determined by voting
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a vote by the electorate determining public opinion on a question of national importance
a legislative act is referred for final approval to a popular vote by the electorate
a vote to select the winner of a position or political office
a national or state election; candidates are chosen in all constituencies
primary, primary election
a preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen
a special election between regular elections
a final election to resolve an earlier election that did not produce a winner
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action taken by a group of people
v express one's preference for a candidate or for a measure or resolution; cast a vote
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cast a vote by inserting a name that does not appear on the ballot
turn thumbs down, vote down
defeat by a majority of votes
vote by ballot
vote in an election at a polling station
v express one's choice or preference by vote
v bring into existence or make available by vote
v be guided by in voting
n a legal right guaranteed by the 15th amendment to the US Constitution; guaranteed to women by the 19th amendment
suffrage for all adults who are not disqualified by the laws of the country
n a body of voters who have the same interests
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a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity