vote (n.)

mid-15c., "formal expression of one's wish or choice with regard to a proposal, candidate, etc.," from Latin votum "a vow, wish, promise to a god, solemn pledge, dedication," noun use of neuter of votus, past participle of vovere "to promise, dedicate" (see vow (n.)). Meaning "totality of voters of a certain class or type" is from 1888.

vote (v.)

1550s, "give a vote to;" 1560s, "enact or establish by vote,"; see vote (n.). Earlier it meant "to vow" to do something (mid-15c.). Related: Voted; voting.

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Definitions of vote from WordNet
vote (v.)
express one's preference for a candidate or for a measure or resolution; cast a vote;
None of the Democrats voted last night
He voted for the motion
vote (v.)
express one's choice or preference by vote;
vote the Democratic ticket
vote (v.)
express a choice or opinion;
I vote that we all go home
She voted for going to the Chinese restaurant
vote (v.)
be guided by in voting;
vote one's conscience
vote (v.)
bring into existence or make available by vote;
They voted aid for the underdeveloped countries in Asia
vote (n.)
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
Synonyms: ballot / voting / balloting
vote (n.)
the opinion of a group as determined by voting;
they put the question to a vote
vote (n.)
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
Synonyms: right to vote / suffrage
vote (n.)
a body of voters who have the same interests;
he failed to get the Black vote
vote (n.)
the total number of voters who participated;
they are expecting a large vote
Synonyms: voter turnout