Translation of vote in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /vəʊt/


  • 1 1.1 countable/numerable (ballot cast) voto (masculine), sufragio (masculine) [formal] to cast one's vote [formal] emitir su ( or mi etc) voto [formal] we won by two votes ganamos por dos votos I gave my vote to the Green Party (le) di mi voto al Partido Verde, voté por el or voté al Partido Verde there were many spoiled votes hubo muchos votos anulados or invalidados one man, one vote un hombre, un voto, sufragio (masculine) universal 1.2 uncountable/no numerable (right to vote) the vote el sufragio, el derecho de or al voto to give sb/gain the vote conceder a algn/conseguir* el sufragio or el derecho de or al voto
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    • A bill to give women the vote in local elections was introduced into the French parliament in 1906, but was promptly defeated.
    • In 1906, Finland became the first nation to give women the vote in national elections.
    • One of the guests seemed to say that if women hadn't had the vote every election since World War II would have been won by the Labour Party.
  • 2 2.1 countable/numerable (act) votación (feminine) to call for a vote pedir* una votación to put sth to the vote, to take a vote on sth someter algo a votación 2.2 u and c (collective decision) the vote was 12 to 4 in favor el resultado de la votación fue de 12 votos a favor y 4 en contra to pass a vote of confidence/no confidence aprobar* un voto de confianza/de censura she proposed a vote of thanks to the Chairman pidió que constara el agradecimiento de todos al presidente
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    • Voters will have two votes on their ballot paper - one to vote for or against a regional assembly and the other to decide on the restructuring of local government.
    • His party candidate polled over 400 votes in the last election, which is higher than the current victory margin.
    • At the recent elections seven candidates polled around 5,200 votes and came second in two seats.
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    • The House held four plenary sessions debating the issue before it put it to a vote on Monday.
    • When an offer was made, even though the union considered it to be an insult, the union did not put it to a vote.
    • I was going to post something, but couldn't decide between a possible four posts so I thought I'd put it to a vote.
  • 3 uncountable/no numerable 3.1 (total votes cast) the Republican share of the vote el porcentaje de votos republicanos 3.2 (votes of a group) voto (masculine) the women's vote el voto de las mujeres
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    • That result puts Labour back in office with the lowest share of the vote in British electoral history.
    • As a result our share of the vote dropped and we lost one of our six Westminster seats.
    • The decision will be put by referendum to the vote of electors in the different regions.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • votar which way will you be voting? ¿cómo va a votar?, ¿por or a quién piensa votar? to vote for sb votar por or a algn to vote on sth someter algo a votación to vote for/against sth votar a favor de/en contra de algo we voted against a strike votamos en contra de la huelga

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (support, choose) votar por, votar vote Stevenson! ¡vote por or a Stevenson! I've voted Republican all my life toda la vida he votado por or a los republicanos 1.2 (elect) elegir* por votación we voted her treasurer la elegimos tesorera por votación she was voted onto the board fue elegida por votación para integrar la junta to vote sb into office votar por or a algn para un cargo to vote sb out of office votar para reemplazar a algn en su cargo 1.3 (declare, judge) considerar the program was voted a complete failure el programa fue considerado un fracaso rotundo
  • 2 2.1 (approve) aprobar* they voted themselves a pay increase se aprobaron un aumento de sueldo 2.2 (decide) to vote to + infinitive/infinitivo votar por + infinitive/infinitivo members voted to raise subscriptions los socios votaron por aumentar la cuota 2.3 (propose) [colloquial/familiar] to vote (that) votar por que + subjunctive/subjuntivo [colloquial/familiar] I vote (that) we go by taxi yo voto por que vayamos en taxi

Phrasal verbs

vote down

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
[bill/proposal] rechazar* ([ por votación ])

vote in

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
[government/official] elegir* ([ por votación ])

vote out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
[government/official] no reelegir*

vote through

verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio
[bill/proposal] aprobar* ([ por votación ])

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