1. A formalized choice on matters of administration or other democratic activities.
    The city council decided the matter should go to public vote.
    Parliament will hold a vote of confidence regarding the minister.
  2. An act or instance of participating in such a choice, e.g., by submitting a ballot.
    The Supreme Court upheld the principle of one person, one vote.
  3. An ardent wish or desire; a vow; a prayer.


  1. To cast a vote; to assert a formalised choice in an election.
    The depository may vote shares on behalf of investors who have not submitted instruction to the bank.

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