referendum

noun
ADJECTIVE
planned, proposed
popular, public
national, nationwide, statewide (esp. AmE)
constitutional, independence
VERB + REFERENDUM
conduct, hold

The referendum will be held on July 14th.

put sth to

The proposals were put to a referendum.

call

The president called a referendum that he hoped would confirm him in power.

call for, demand, propose

The group called for a referendum on the death penalty.

force
oppose
boycott

The unions urged people to boycott the referendum.

organize
approve, pass (both esp. AmE)

California voters passed a referendum allocating $22 billion for school facilities.

vote against, vote for, vote on (all esp. AmE)
win

The president won a referendum on his rule.

be adopted by/in, be approved by/in, be confirmed by/in

a new constitution adopted by referendum

The agreement was approved in a referendum.

REFERENDUM + VERB
show sth

A popular referendum showed that the majority of people want reform.

approve sth
fail
REFERENDUM + NOUN
proposal

The Democrats rejected the referendum proposal.

campaign, process
result
PREPOSITION
in a/the referendum

The issue will be decided in a national referendum.

referendum on

a referendum on a new constitution

PHRASES
the result of a referendum

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • référendum — [ referɛ̃dɔm; referɑ̃dɔm ] n. m. VAR. referendum • 1781 « demande de consultation »; repris 1874; de l expr. lat. ad referendum 1750, de referre « faire un rapport, soumettre à une assemblée » 1 ♦ Vote de l ensemble des citoyens pour approuver ou …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • referendum — référendum [ referɛ̃dɔm; referɑ̃dɔm ] n. m. VAR. referendum • 1781 « demande de consultation »; repris 1874; de l expr. lat. ad referendum 1750, de referre « faire un rapport, soumettre à une assemblée » 1 ♦ Vote de l ensemble des citoyens pour… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • Referéndum — (lat.), das zu Berichtende; etwas ad referendum nehmen, soviel wie zur Berichterstattung an die Beteiligten entgegennehmen. In der Schweiz bezeichnet R. die Einrichtung, daß Beschlüsse, welche die Repräsentativorgane gefaßt haben, insbes. Gesetze …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • referendum — /refe rɛndum/ s.m. [propr. lat. mod., dalla locuz. ad referendum (convocazione) per riferire ]. 1. (polit.) [istituto giuridico per il quale i cittadini possono essere chiamati a votare per esprimere il loro parere su singole questioni]… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

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