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 for Vote
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vote \Vote\, n. [L. votum a vow, wish, will, fr. vovere, votum,
     to vow: cf. F. vote. See Vow.]
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     1. An ardent wish or desire; a vow; a prayer. [Obs.]
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     2. A wish, choice, or opinion, of a person or a body of
        persons, expressed in some received and authorized way;
        the expression of a wish, desire, will, preference, or
        choice, in regard to any measure proposed, in which the
        person voting has an interest in common with others,
        either in electing a person to office, or in passing laws,
        rules, regulations, etc.; suffrage.
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     3. That by means of which will or preference is expressed in
        elections, or in deciding propositions; voice; a ballot; a
        ticket; as, a written vote.
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              The freeman casting with unpurchased hand
              The vote that shakes the turrets of the land.
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     4. Expression of judgment or will by a majority; legal
        decision by some expression of the minds of a number; as,
        the vote was unanimous; a vote of confidence.
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     5. Votes, collectively; as, the Tory vote; the labor vote.
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     Casting vote, Cumulative vote, etc. See under Casting,
        Cumulative, etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vote \Vote\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Voted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Voting.] [Cf. F. voter.]
     To express or signify the mind, will, or preference, either
     viva voce, or by ballot, or by other authorized means, as in
     electing persons to office, in passing laws, regulations,
     etc., or in deciding on any proposition in which one has an
     interest with others.
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           The vote for a duelist is to assist in the prostration
           of justice, and, indirectly, to encourage the crime.
                                                    --L. Beecher.
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           To vote on large principles, to vote honestly, requires
           a great amount of information.           --F. W.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vote \Vote\, v. t.
     1. To choose by suffrage; to elec?; as, to vote a candidate
        into office.
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     2. To enact, establish, grant, determine, etc., by a formal
        vote; as, the legislature voted the resolution.
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              Parliament voted them one hundred thousand pounds.
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     3. To declare by general opinion or common consent, as if by
        a vote; as, he was voted a bore. [Colloq.]
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     4. To condemn; to devote; to doom. [Obs.] --Glanvill.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: 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" [syn: vote, ballot, voting, balloting]
      2: the opinion of a group as determined by voting; "they put the
         question to a vote"
      3: 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" [syn: right to vote,
         vote, suffrage]
      4: a body of voters who have the same interests; "he failed to
         get the Black vote"
      5: the total number of voters who participated; "they are
         expecting a large vote" [syn: vote, voter turnout]
      v 1: 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"
      2: express one's choice or preference by vote; "vote the
         Democratic ticket"
      3: express a choice or opinion; "I vote that we all go home";
         "She voted for going to the Chinese restaurant"
      4: be guided by in voting; "vote one's conscience"
      5: bring into existence or make available by vote; "They voted
         aid for the underdeveloped countries in Asia"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  147 Moby Thesaurus words for "vote":
     Australian ballot, Hare system, OK, PR, absentee voting,
     acceptance, adherence, admiration, approbation, approval, aye,
     back, back up, ballot, ballot-box stuffing, be enfranchised,
     be implicated in, bear a hand, blessing, canvass, canvassing,
     card voting, cast a ballot, casting vote, chip in, choose, cloture,
     colonization, committee consideration, contribute, countenance,
     counting heads, cumulative system, cumulative voting, debate,
     deciding vote, deliberation, desire, divide, division, elect,
     election fraud, elector, endorse, endorsement, enfranchisement,
     enter into, esteem, fagot vote, favor, favorable vote,
     female suffrage, filibuster, filibustering, filing, first reading,
     floating, franchise, go into, graveyard vote, hand vote,
     have suffrage, help decide, household franchise, introduction,
     join, join in, list system, logrolling, make the scene,
     manhood suffrage, nay, no, nontransferable vote, opinion, opt,
     partake, partake of, participate, participate in, plebiscite,
     plebiscitum, plump, plumper, plural system, plural vote, poll,
     polling, preference, preferential system, preferential voting,
     proportional representation, proxy, proxy voting, pull an oar,
     record vote, referendum, repeating, representation, respect,
     right to vote, rising vote, roll call, sanction, say,
     seal of approval, second reading, secret ballot, show of hands,
     single system, single transferrable vote, single vote,
     single-member district, sit in, sit in on, snap vote,
     stamp of approval, steamroller methods, straw vote, suffrage,
     suffragette, suffragettism, suffragism, suffragist, support,
     tabling, take part in, talkathon, the vote, third reading, ticket,
     transferable vote, universal suffrage, viva voce, voice,
     voice vote, voter, voting, voting machine, voting right,
     woman-suffragist, write-in, write-in vote, yea, yea vote,
     yeas and nays, yes

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  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. 
       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. 

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  VOTE, n.  The instrument and symbol of a freeman's power to make a
  fool of himself and a wreck of his country.

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