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    Definition:
    Vote - (n.) An ardent wish or desire; a vow; a prayer.
    Vote - (n.) 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.
    Vote - (n.) 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.
    Vote - (n.) 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.
    Vote - (n.) Votes, collectively; as, the Tory vote; the labor vote.
    Vote - (v. i.) 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.
    Vote - (v. t.) To choose by suffrage; to elec/; as, to vote a candidate into office.
    Vote - (v. t.) To enact, establish, grant, determine, etc., by a formal vote; as, the legislature voted the resolution.
    Vote - (v. t.) To declare by general opinion or common consent, as if by a vote; as, he was voted a bore.
    Vote - (v. t.) To condemn; to devote; to doom.
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    Definition: Similar or Containing
    Countervote - (v. t.) To vote in opposition to; to balance or overcome by voting; to outvote.
    Devoted - (imp. & p. p.) of Devote
    Devote - (v. t.) To appropriate by vow; to set apart or dedicate by a solemn act; to consecrate; also, to consign over; to doom; to evil; to devote one to destruction; the city was devoted to the flames.
    Devote - (v. t.) To execrate; to curse.
    Devote - (v. t.) To give up wholly; to addict; to direct the attention of wholly or compound; to attach; -- often with a reflexive pronoun; as, to devote one's self to science, to one's friends, to piety, etc.
    Devote - (a.) Devoted; addicted; devout.
    Devote - (n.) A devotee.
    Devoted - (a.) Consecrated to a purpose; strongly attached; zealous; devout; as, a devoted admirer.
    Devotee - (n.) One who is wholly devoted; esp., one given wholly to religion; one who is superstitiously given to religious duties and ceremonies; a bigot.
    Devotement - (n.) The state of being devoted, or set apart by a vow.
    Devoter - (n.) One who devotes; a worshiper.
    Indevote - (a.) Not devoted.
    Outvote - (v. t.) To exceed in the number of votes given; to defeat by votes.
    Overvote - (v. t.) To outvote; to outnumber in votes given.
    Ovotesttis - (n.) An organ which produces both ova and spermatozoids; an hermaphrodite gland.
    Pivoted - (imp. & p. p.) of Pivot
    Self-devoted - (a.) Devoted in person, or by one's own will.
    Self-devotement - (n.) Self-devotion.
    Unvote - (v. t.) To reverse or annul by vote, as a former vote.
    Voted - (imp. & p. p.) of Vote
    Voter - (n.) One who votes; one who has a legal right to vote, or give his suffrage; an elector; a suffragist; as, an independent voter.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Vote - n. 1 formal expression of choice or opinion by a ballot, show of hands, etc., in an election etc. 2 (usu. Prec. By the) right to vote, esp. In a state election. 3 opinion expressed by a vote (vote of no confidence). 4 votes given by or for a particular group (the welsh vote; the labour vote). v. (-ting) 1 (often foll. By for, against) give a vote. 2 a enact or resolve by a majority of votes. B grant (a sum of money) by vote. 3 colloq. Pronounce by general consent. 4 (often foll. By that) suggest, urge. vote down defeat (a proposal etc.) In a vote. Vote in elect by voting. Vote off dismiss from (a committee etc.) By voting. Vote out dismiss from office etc. By voting. Vote with one's feet colloq. Indicate an opinion by one's presence or absence.
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    Oxford: Definition: Similar or Containing
    Block vote - n. Vote proportional in power to the number of people a delegate represents.
    Card vote - n. = *block vote.
    Casting vote - n. Deciding vote when the votes on two sides are equal. [from an obsolete sense of cast, = turn the scale]
    Devote - v. (-ting) (often refl.; foll. By to) apply or give over to (a particular activity etc.). [latin voveo vot- vow]
    Devoted - adj. Loving; loyal. devotedly adv.
    Devotee - n. 1 (usu. Foll. By of) zealous enthusiast or supporter. 2 pious person.
    Floating voter - n. Voter without fixed allegiance.
    Free vote - n. Parliamentary vote not subject to party discipline.
    Outvote - v. (-ting) defeat by a majority of votes.
    Straw vote - n. (also straw poll) unofficial ballot as a test of opinion.
    Voter - n. Person voting or with the right to vote at an election.

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