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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative; "there were only 17 votes in favor of the motion"; "they allowed just one vote per person"
    Synonym(s): vote, ballot, voting, balloting
  2. the opinion of a group as determined by voting; "they put the question to a vote"
  3. a legal right guaranteed by the 15th amendment to the US Constitution; guaranteed to women by the 19th amendment; "American women got the vote in 1920"
    Synonym(s): right to vote, vote, suffrage
  4. a body of voters who have the same interests; "he failed to get the Black vote"
  5. the total number of voters who participated; "they are expecting a large vote"
    Synonym(s): vote, voter turnout
  1. express one's preference for a candidate or for a measure or resolution; cast a vote; "He voted for the motion"; "None of the Democrats voted last night"
  2. express one's choice or preference by vote; "vote the Democratic ticket"
  3. express a choice or opinion; "I vote that we all go home"; "She voted for going to the Chinese restaurant"
  4. be guided by in voting; "vote one's conscience"
  5. bring into existence or make available by vote; "They voted aid for the underdeveloped countries in Asia"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Vote \Vote\, n. [L. votum a vow, wish, will, fr. vovere, votum,
      to vow: cf. F. vote. See {Vow}.]
      1. An ardent wish or desire; a vow; a prayer. [Obs.]
      2. A wish, choice, or opinion, of a person or a body of
            persons, expressed in some received and authorized way;
            the expression of a wish, desire, will, preference, or
            choice, in regard to any measure proposed, in which the
            person voting has an interest in common with others,
            either in electing a person to office, or in passing laws,
            rules, regulations, etc.; suffrage.
      3. That by means of which will or preference is expressed in
            elections, or in deciding propositions; voice; a ballot; a
            ticket; as, a written vote.
                     The freeman casting with unpurchased hand The vote
                     that shakes the turrets of the land.   --Holmes.
      4. Expression of judgment or will by a majority; legal
            decision by some expression of the minds of a number; as,
            the vote was unanimous; a vote of confidence.
      5. Votes, collectively; as, the Tory vote; the labor vote.
      {Casting vote}, {Cumulative vote}, etc. See under {Casting},
            {Cumulative}, etc.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Vote \Vote\, v. t.
      1. To choose by suffrage; to elec[?]; as, to vote a candidate
            into office.
      2. To enact, establish, grant, determine, etc., by a formal
            vote; as, the legislature voted the resolution.
                     Parliament voted them one hundred thousand pounds.
      3. To declare by general opinion or common consent, as if by
            a vote; as, he was voted a bore. [Colloq.]
      4. To condemn; to devote; to doom. [Obs.] --Glanvill.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Vote \Vote\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Voted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Voting}.] [Cf. F. voter.]
      To express or signify the mind, will, or preference, either
      viva voce, or by ballot, or by other authorized means, as in
      electing persons to office, in passing laws, regulations,
      etc., or in deciding on any proposition in which one has an
      interest with others.
               The vote for a duelist is to assist in the prostration
               of justice, and, indirectly, to encourage the crime.
                                                                              --L. Beecher.
               To vote on large principles, to vote honestly, requires
               a great amount of information.               --F. W.
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