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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. Robertson.


vb. (en-past of: vote)

Usage examples of "voted".

Self-identified conservatives voted for Bush 81 percent to 17 percent and self-identified liberals voted 80 percent to 13 percent for Gore.

By the time of the 1991 Gulf War, only ten Senate Democrats voted with President Bush to use troops against Saddam Hussein.

Non-Cuban Hispanics voted for Gore by 75 percent, contravening Milton Himmelfarb’s famous quip that Jews live like Episcopalians and vote like Puerto Ricans.

For example, George Bush had talked to the governors of various states about their absentee ballot numbers, and Jeb Bush could tell Ellis how outstanding precincts had voted in his elections.

Congress, liberals and conservatives alike voted to fund it year after year.

Your head was too large, for one thing, and there were some who voted at your birth inspection to put you at once into the Converter.

First I yelled at her, then I reasoned with her, then I snarled and told her that what she had done was not honest-true, I had assigned the stock to her but she knew as well as I did that I always voted it, that I had had no intention of parting with control of the company, that it was an engagement present, pure and simple.

But I will answer the question to this extent: everyone knows that a proposal to protect our secrets by hypnotic means was voted down at the Meeting which relaxed the 'Masquerade.

He voted against Clinton’s impeachment and against Clarence Thomas’s confirmation.

Having never in his life voted with the Republicans on any half-important issue, Jeffords’s defection was about as newsworthy as Elton John coming out of the closet.

That same year, 89 percent of Washington bureau chiefs and reporters voted for Clinton.

A higher percentage of the Washington press corps voted for Clinton in 1992 than did this demographic category: “Registered Democrats.

Martin’s Press that top-flight investigative reporters from the mainstream media—where nine out of ten reporters voted for Clinton—had unearthed no evidence of the purported cocaine bust.

That was the year the Senate voted to censure McCarthy, who had been engaged in the far more reasonable task of exposing inept government bureaucracies that were ignoring serious loyalty risks on the government payroll.

The Senate voted to hold hearings on a censure resolution against McCarthy.