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American English: /ˈvidoʊ/
British English: /ˈviːtəʊ/

Translation of veto in Spanish:

noun plural vetoes

  • 1 uncountable (power to ban) the right of veto
    el derecho de or al veto
    to have a veto
    tener derecho de veto
    to use or exercise one's veto
    ejercer el veto
    to invoke a veto
    acogerse al or invocar el derecho de or al veto
    Example sentences
    • From this perspective, the U.S. Senate has a veto over treaties negotiated by the executive, and constitutional courts have a veto over legislation.
    • Clearly the present set-up gives the five major powers on the Security Council a veto on any decisions taken by UN member states.
    • It had its own assembly and militia, the power of veto over federal decisions and control of education and other public services.
  • 2 countable (ban) to put a veto on something
    vetar algo
    Example sentences
    • Few people want children - or, for that matter, anyone else - to have veto power over the decisions that parents make.
    • Now we don't have to really divide or to make vetoes on people.
    • The Cardinal had tried to impose an immediate veto on all contacts with the media.
  • 3 countableveto (message) (in US)
    (exposición de las razones por las que se ha ejercido el derecho de veto)

transitive verb vetoes, vetoing, vetoed

  • (bill/measure/proposal)
    his wife has vetoed smoking in the kitchen
    su mujer ha prohibido que se fume en la cocina
    Example sentences
    • Under the terms of the Luxembourg Compromise, governments would retain their right to veto proposals where they deemed a vital national interest to be at stake.
    • Unfortunately, the plan was vetoed by the British government.
    • In fact, if a proposal is vetoed by the UN, it does not go ahead.
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