vote

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noun
1 choice/decision made by voting
ADJECTIVE
electoral
majority
huge, massive (esp. BrE), overwhelming, resounding (esp. BrE)

an overwhelming vote in favour/favor of autonomy

unanimous
close, knife-edge (esp. BrE), narrow (esp. BrE)
two-thirds, two-to-one, etc.
democratic, direct, free (BrE)

Members of Parliament will have a free vote on this bill.

transferable (BrE)

The single transferable vote system operates.

fair
secret
national
popular

The law was ratified by popular vote.

casting, decisive
final
crucial, important, key
affirmative, favourable/favorable, yes
negative, no
dissenting
protest

He lost the election because of the protest vote.

tactical (BrE)
floating (BrE), swing (esp. AmE)
postal (BrE), proxy
invalid, valid
congressional, parliamentary, Senate
presidential
individual
block

He won the seat thanks to Polish block votes.

The union wants the system of block votes to continue.

black, Hispanic, Jewish, etc.

Ferrer got 84% of the Hispanic vote.

historic
first-place
confirmation, floor, recall, up-or-down (= on which members vote yes or no), voice (all AmE)
party-line (AmE)
Conservative, Republican, etc.
VERB + VOTE
have, hold, put sth to the, take

We should put the resolution to the vote.

Let's take a vote on the issue.

have

The chairperson always has the casting vote.

cast, record (formal)

You can cast your vote at the local polling station.

50% of the eligible voters recorded their vote.

gain, garner, get, obtain, poll, receive, secure, win

Our candidate polled only 10% of the vote.

need, require
sway, swing

factors that could swing the vote against the president

influence
lose
court

Bush had courted the military vote.

count, tally

Votes are still being counted.

divide, split

the party that split the Republican vote

schedule
delay, postpone
give sb
deny sb
suppress
throw away, waste
VOTE + VERB
go to sb/sth

My vote will go to the party that addresses crime.

fall

The party's vote fell by 6%.

increase, rise
count

Everyone's vote counts.

PREPOSITION
by vote

The bill was passed by a single vote.

Members are elected by direct vote.

Mr Olsen was approved by a vote of 51–47.

vote against
vote for, vote in favour/favor (of sth)

a vote for the government

vote on

a vote on the new law

PHRASES
change your vote

They want to persuade voters to change their vote.

force a vote (on sth)

Any senator can force a vote on virtually any proposal.

a vote of confidence, a vote of no confidence

The government received a massive vote of confidence from the electorate.

a vote of thanks

A special vote of thanks went to the organizer, Tom Woodhouse.

take a quick vote

We took a quick vote to decide on a leader.

2 the vote legal right to vote in elections
VERB + THE VOTE
have

How many years is it since women have had the vote?

get
give sb
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verb
ADVERB
overwhelmingly
unanimously

The committee voted unanimously to accept the plans.

narrowly

The Senate voted narrowly to continue funding the plan.

tactically (BrE)
online
consistently
down, in, out

The proposal was voted down.

VERB + VOTE
be eligible to, be entitled to

young people who are eligible to vote for the first time

intend to
PREPOSITION
against

They voted overwhelmingly against the proposal.

for

They all voted for the new tax.

in

She returned home in order to vote in the elections.

in favour/favor of

The committee voted in favour/favor of the plan.

into

the government that has just been voted into power

off

She was voted off the committee.

on, upon

Stockholders have the right to vote on the proposal.

Parliament is to vote on tobacco advertising tomorrow.

out of

He was voted out of office.

(by) … to do sth

They voted 15 to 2 to accept the offer.

with

Her party voted with the government.

PHRASES
the right to vote

Everyone over 18 has the right to vote.

a round of voting

She was elected on the second round of voting.

vote Conservative, Labour, Republican, etc.
vote no, vote yes

They voted yes to the agreement.

Vote is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑assembly, ↑conference, ↑congress, ↑council, ↑delegate, ↑elector, ↑electorate, ↑legislature, ↑meeting, ↑member, ↑panel, ↑parliament, ↑representative, ↑shareholder, ↑stockholder, ↑viewer, ↑voter, ↑worker
Vote is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ticket, ↑yes

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