vote1 W3S3 [vəut US vout] v
1¦(in election/to support)¦
2 vote somebody into/out of power/office/parliament etc
3¦(choose for prize)¦
5 vote something a success/the best etc
6 I vote ...
7 vote with your wallet
8 vote with your feet
Phrasal verbs
 vote something<=>down
 vote somebody<=>in
 vote somebody<=>out
 vote something<=>through
to show by marking a paper, raising your hand etc which person you want to elect or whether you support a particular plan
In 1918 British women got the right to vote.
vote for/against/in favour of
I voted for the Labour candidate in the last election.
53% of Danes voted in favour of the Maastricht treaty.
vote on
The people of Ulster had finally been given a chance to vote on the issue.
vote to do sth
Congress voted to increase foreign aid by 10%.
Shareholders voted to reject the offer.
vote Democrat/Republican/Labour/Conservative etc
I've voted Democrat all my life.
block voting atblock1 (5)
2.) vote sb into/out of power/office/parliament etc
to elect or dismiss someone by voting
The chances are that the government will be voted out of office.
to choose someone or something for a particular prize by voting for them
vote sb/sth sth
In 1981 Henry Fonda was voted Best Actor for 'On Golden Pond'.
4.) ¦(MONEY)¦ [T]
if a parliament, committee etc votes a sum of money for something, they decide by voting to provide money for that particular purpose
vote sth for sth
Parliament has voted £20 million extra funding for road improvements.
5.) vote sth a success/the best etc
BrE if people vote something a success etc, they all agree that it is a success
The evening was voted a great success.
6.) I vote ...
spoken used to say that you prefer one particular choice or possible action
vote (that)
I vote we go to the movies.
I vote ... for
'What do you want to eat?' 'I vote for Mexican.'
7.) vote with your wallet
BrE vote with your pocketbook AmE
a) also vote your pocketbook AmE
to vote for someone or something that you think will help you have the most money
People generally vote their pocketbooks against new taxes.
b) also vote with your dollars AmE
to show you like something by choosing to buy it
Readers vote with their wallets every day when they choose a newspaper.
8.) vote with your feet
to show that you do not support a decision or action by leaving a place or organization
vote down [vote sth<=>down] phr v
to defeat a plan, law etc by voting
In 1999 the town had voted down a petition to close the school.
vote in [vote sb<=>in] phr v
to elect someone by voting
A new chairman was voted in.
vote out [vote sb<=>out] phr v
to remove someone from a position of power by voting
With policies like that, he'll be voted out in the next election.
vote through [vote sth<=>through] phr v
to approve a plan, law etc by voting
The proposals were voted through yesterday.
vote 2
vote2 W3 n
1¦(choice by voting)¦
2¦(occasion of voting)¦
3 the vote
4 the ... vote
5¦(result of voting)¦
6 somebody/something gets my vote
[Date: 1200-1300; : Latin; Origin: votum 'promise, wish', from vovere 'to promise']
an act of voting in an election or meeting, or the choice that you make when you vote
A vote for us is not a wasted vote.
The proposal was rejected by 19 votes to 7.
vote for/in favour (of)/against
The House of Representatives approved the budget, with 52 votes in favour, 16 against and 12 abstentions.
cast your vote
(=vote in a political election)
Harkin won 74 percent of the votes cast.
policies designed to win votes in the South
It's the club secretary that counts the votes .
2.) ¦(OCCASION OF VOTING)¦ [C usually singular]
an occasion when a group of people vote in order to decide something or choose a representative
= ↑ballot
The results of the vote were surprising - 80% of workers favoured strike action.
vote on
There will be a citywide vote (=all the voters in a particular city) on the matter.
take/have a vote (on sth)
Unless anyone has anything to add, we'll take a vote.
Let's have a vote on it.
put sth to the/a vote
(=decide something by voting)
Let's put it to the vote. All those in favor raise your hands.
→↑free vote
3.) the vote
a) the total number of votes made in an election
Davis won the election with 57% of the vote.
The Greens increased their share of the vote from 2.9 to 4.9%.
b) the right to vote in political elections
In France women didn't get the vote until 1945.
At that time black people did not yet have the vote .
4.) the ... vote
a) the black/Jewish/middle-class etc vote
black, Jewish etc voters, or their votes
The black vote is astonishingly loyal to the Democratic Party.
b) the Labour/Conservative/Green etc vote
BrE the total number of votes the Labour Party, Conservative Party etc win in an election
The Green vote looks likely to increase again.
5.) ¦(RESULT OF VOTING)¦ [singular]
the result of a vote
A close vote is expected.
The motion was passed by a vote of 215 to 84.
6.) sb/sth gets my vote
spoken used to say that you are ready to support someone or something, or that you think that someone or something is the best of their kind
Anything that will mean a better deal for our children gets my vote.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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