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vote

noun ballot, chirotony, choice, choosing, determination, election, formal expression of choice, judgment, option, pick, poll, predilection, preference, punctum, selection, sententia, suffragium

vote

verb approve, ballot, be counted, cast a ballot, cast a vote, choose, elect, exercise the right of suffrage, judge, poll, suffragium ferre
See also: cast, decide, franchise, plebiscite, poll, primary, referendum, register

VOTE. Suffrage; the voice of an individual in making a choice by many. The total number of voices given at an election; as, the presidential vote.
     2. Votes are either given, by ballot, v.) or viva voce; they may be delivered personally by the voter himself, or, in some cases, by proxy. (q.v.)
     3. A majority (q.v.) of the votes given carries the question submitted, unless in particular cases when the constitution or laws require that there shall be a majority of all the voters, or when a greater number than a simple majority is expressly required; as, for example in the case of the senate in making treaties by the president and senate, two-thirds of the senators present must concur. Vide Angell on Corpor. Index, h.t.
     4. When the votes are equal in number, the proposed measure is lost.

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President Rouhani's nominee for the Sports and Youth Affairs Ministry, Seyed Reza Salehi Amiri, failed to win the parliament's support, while Ali Asqar Fani won 185 votes to become the new Education Minister and Reza Faraji Dana secured 159 votes of confidence to ascend to the top Science, Research and Technology ministry post in today's parliament session.
Deputies cast a record 111 votes of confidence for former Premier Samir Rifai's government more than two months ago, which prompted allegations of government corruption among Jordanian citizens.
A highly-suspicious press may have reacted sceptically, but given the way in which even wholehearted votes of confidence are often treated, was anyone at Everton surprised that such a lukewarm message should have been received that way?