"votes" in the noun sense
1. vote, ballot, voting, balloting
a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative
"there were only 17 votes in favor of the motion"
"they allowed just one vote per person"
the opinion of a group as determined by voting
"they put the question to a vote"
3. right to vote, vote, suffrage
a legal right guaranteed by the 15th amendment to the US Constitution guaranteed to women by the 19th amendment
"American women got the vote in 1920"
a body of voters who have the same interests
"he failed to get the Black vote"
5. vote, voter turnout
the total number of voters who participated
"they are expecting a large vote"
"votes" in the verb sense
express one's preference for a candidate or for a measure or resolution cast a vote
"He voted for the motion"
"None of the Democrats voted last night"
express one's choice or preference by vote
"vote the Democratic ticket"
express a choice or opinion
"I vote that we all go home"
"She voted for going to the Chinese restaurant"
be guided by in voting
"vote one's conscience"
bring into existence or make available by vote
"They voted aid for the underdeveloped countries in Asia"
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