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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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It's a pity that by voting down the proposal, the opposition camp puts up two barriers for Hong Kong's democracy,'' Lam said.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center beseeches members of the UCC Synod to cast a vote against terrorism and for true reconciliation by voting down the Tear Down the Wall Resolution on Tuesday," said Cooper.
But few expect Pisano's survival to result in any kind of unity within the deeply divided union, which has been split on key issues in recent years, including a failed effort to consolidate with the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, the defeat of a referendum to raise dues, and the voting down of a proposed franchise agreement between SAG and talent agents.
But the LDP and its two coalition partners -- the New Komeito party and the New Conservative Party -- said in voting down the complaint motion that there is no decisive evidence that Suzuki committed perjury in his sworn testimony to the Diet.