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[C] ~ (for/against sb/sth); ~ (on sth) formal expression of one's opinion or choice eg by ballot or show of hands 表决（如投票或举手表决）: cast/record one's vote 投票 * take/hold a vote on the motion 对这项动议进行表决 * settle, decide, resolve, etc the matter by a vote 以表决方式解决﹑ 决定﹑ 解决...此事 * a majority/minority vote 多数[少数]票 * counting, sorting, checking the votes, ie papers on which votes are recorded 计算﹑ 整理﹑ 核对选票 * postal votes 邮寄的选票 * The Tory candidate received/polled 8000 votes. 保守党候选人获8000选票. * The measure was passed/defeated by 9 votes to 6. 该议案以9票赞成6票反对获得通过[以9票反对6票赞成被否定]. * The vote went against him/against accepting the plan. 经过表决他失败了[该方案否决了]. * a vote of confidence/censure, ie one showing the support/lack of support of the majority of voters 信任票[不信任票].
the vote [sing] votes given by or for a certain group, eg at a political election 投票总数, 得票总数（如政治性选举）: attempts to win the teenage, immigrant, Scottish, etc vote 争取青少年的﹑ 移民的﹑ 苏格兰人的...选票的努力 * increase/decrease the Tory vote by 5% 使保守党票数增加[减少]5% * split the vote, eg between rival opposition parties so that the government is re-elected 拉平选票（如在敌对党之间以致重选政府） * The Socialists got 35% of the vote. 社会党人获得35%的选票.
the vote [sing] right to vote, esp in political elections; franchise 投票权, 选举权（尤指政治选举中的）; 公民权: UK nationals get the vote at 18. 英国国民18岁始有选举权.
(idm 习语) put sth to the `vote decide (an issue, etc) by asking for votes 将（问题等）付诸表决. a ,vote of `thanks speech asking an audience to show their appreciation, esp by clapping 要求大家表示感谢的讲话（尤指请大家鼓掌）: propose a vote of thanks 提议鼓掌致谢.
> vote v
1 [I, Ipr, Tn, Tt] ~ (for/against sb/sth); ~ (on sth) formally express an opinion or choice by vote 以表决方式表明观点或选择: vote by ballot, proxy, post 无记名﹑ 由代理人﹑ 以邮寄方式投票 * 20 delegates voted for/against the motion. 有20名代表投票赞成[反对]这个动议. * If we cannot agree, let's vote on it. 咱们意见要是不一致就表决吧. * Vote (for) Smith/Labour on polling day! 请在投票日投史密斯[工党]的票! * I voted `No' in the referendum. 我在全民投票时投了反对票. * We voted to continue the strike. 我们投票决定继续罢工.
2 [Cn.n] elect (sb) to a position of authority by a majority of votes 选出（某人）（担任某职）: I was voted chairman. 我当选为主席.
3 [Dn.n] grant (a sum of money, etc) by voting 表决通过拨给（款项等）: MPs have just voted themselves a pay rise. 下议院议员刚投票决定为他们自己增加薪水. * The hospital was voted 100000 for research. 经表决拨给该医院100000英镑研究经费.
4 [esp passive 尤用於被动语态: Cn.a, Cn.n] (infml 口) declare (sth) to be good, bad, etc by general consent （根据大家的意见）认为（某事物）好﹑ 不好等: The show was voted a success. 大家一致认为表演很成功.
5 [Tf no passive 不用於被动语态] (infml 口) suggest or propose (sth) 建议, 提议（某事物）: I vote (that) we stay here. 我建议我们留在这里.
6 (phr v) vote sb/sth down reject or defeat sb/sth by voting 投票击败某人[某事物]; 否决某事物. vote sb in/out/on/off; vote sb into/out of/onto/off sth elect sb to, or reject sb from, a position of authority 选出某人任某职[免去某人某职]: vote the Liberals in 投票选出自由党人任职 * She was voted out of office/off the board. 经投票免去她的职务[董事职务]. vote sth through approve or bring into force (a proposal, etc) by voting 表决通过（提案等）: Parliament voted the bill through without a debate. 国会未经辩论就投票通过了这项法案.
voter n person who votes or has the right to vote, esp in a political election 投票人, 选举人, 表决者（尤指政治性选举的）: floating, marginal, tactical, etc voters 无党派的﹑ 意向不明的﹑ 有策略的...投票人.