From Latin vōtum, a form of voveō (“I vow”) (cognate with Ancient Greek εὔχομαι (eúkhomai, “to vow”)), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁wogʷʰ-. The word is thus a doublet of vow.
vote (plural votes)
- a formalized choice on matters of administration or other democratic activities
- an act or instance of participating in such a choice, e.g., by submitting a ballot
- (obsolete) an ardent wish or desire; a vow; a prayer
vote (third-person singular simple present votes, present participle voting, simple past and past participle voted)
- (intransitive) to cast a vote; to assert a formalized choice in an election
- (transitive) to choose or grant by means of a vote, or by general consent