Definition of upvote in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈʌpvəʊt/


[with object]
(In an online context) register approval of or agreement with (a post or poster) by means of a particular icon: I wish people would upvote comments they agree with instead of typing the exact same thing a hundred more times you’ve missed the point entirely, as have the people who upvoted you [no object]: users don’t have the ability to upvote, downvote, or leave comments
More example sentences
  • I wish I could upvote this post 1,000 times.
  • Don't make coherent arguments backed up with facts, and make me upvote you.
  • You're so over my head I can neither upvote nor downvote you.


(In an online context) an instance of using a particular icon to register approval of or agreement with a post or poster: the image proved hugely popular on Reddit, receiving nearly 30,000 upvotes looking at the upvotes you received, it makes me wonder what happened to critical thinking in our society
More example sentences
  • You get an upvote to help stave off the incoming flurry of downvotes.
  • Thanks for the additional information, I gave you an upvote for it.
  • Here's an upvote to cancel that ridiculousness out.

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