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Saturday, 4 February 2017

Vote described as to support

To vote
vote / vəʊt / [ intransitive/transitive verb ] to formally choose someone such as a political representative or show your support or disapproval of something, for example by putting a mark on a piece of paper in an election :

In tomorrow’s election, many young people will be voting for the first time.
Hundreds of people lost their lives in the past fighting for the right to vote.
vote for
vote to support them





I haven’t decided who I’m going to vote for.
70% of the population voted for independence.
vote against
Only two people voted against the expansion of the business.
vote in favour of something
The vast majority of people voted in favour of closer links with Europe.
vote on
Teachers will be voting on a proposal to accept the 5% pay offer.
vote Republican/Labour etc
vote for a political party
I’ve voted Democrat all my life.

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have/take a vote / ˌhæv, ˌteɪk ə ˈvəʊt / [ verb phrase ] if a group of people have or take a vote , they each make it known which idea they agree with, as a formal way of deciding what to do :
We couldn’t agree on a way forward, so we decided to have a vote.
have/take a vote on
I think we should take a vote on whether or not to accept their offer.
cast a vote also cast a ballot American / ˌːst ə ˈvəʊt, ˌːst ə ˈbælətǁˌkæst- / [ verb phrase ] to vote in a political election :
By the end of the day, less than 40% of the population had cast their votes.
Over three quarters of the votes cast were for the Liberal candidate.
Not until all the ballots have been cast can they be counted.
put something to the/a vote / ˌpʊt something tə ðə, ə ˈvəʊt / [ verb phrase ] to ask a group of people to vote on something that has been discussed in order to come to an official decision about it :

italic;"> Let’s put it to the vote. All those in favour raise your hands.
When the matter was put to a vote, the staff voted overwhelmingly not to go on strike.
veto / ˈviːtəʊ / [ transitive verb ] if someone vetoes a decision that other people have agreed on, they use their official power to refuse to allow it :
The president has the right to veto any piece of legislation.
The deal was agreed by the board but vetoed by the chairman.
ballot / ˈbælət / [ transitive verb ] to decide something by asking the members of an organization to formally vote on it :
The union will now ballot its members on whether to go ahead with strike action.
go to the polls / ˌgəʊ tə ðə ˈpəʊlz / [ verb phrase ] if the people of a country or area go to the polls , they vote in a political election - used especially in newspapers and on television or radio :
The people of Houston will go to the polls next week to elect a new mayor.
With only two days left before France goes to the polls, all parties are campaigning hard.
the ballot box / ðə ˈbælət bɒksǁ-bɑːks / [ noun phrase ] the system of choosing a government by voting - used especially in newspapers and on television or radio :
They are determined to win power through the ballot box, not by violence.
The voters have expressed their views at the ballot box.


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