vote-n; 5 Senses

Sense Number 1: the act of deciding, choosing, casting a ballot

Commentary: VOTE[+event][+choice][+cast][+ballot] a choice that is made by voting

They will put this question to a vote in the Senate.
Surprisingly, many of the votes were write-ins.
Some votes were invalidated because they didn't mark their choices properly.
They are recounting the votes in Florida for a third time. (the choices made)
Mary cast her vote for the Libertarian candidate.
They held a straw vote over who should go and fetch the Chinese takeout.

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WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 2: Placeholder: DO Not Choose


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WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 3: suffrage

Commentary: VOTE[+state][+legal][+right][+suffrage]
NOTE: refers to the legal right of an individual to cast a ballot. a legal right to participate in elections

American women got the vote in 1920.
The vote is guaranteed to women by the 19th amendment.
In that country, the vote is denied to all but men who own property.

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WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: number of votes

Commentary: VOTE[+quantity][+count][+ballot][+cast]
NOTE: refers collectively to voter turnout - the total number of votes cast

They are expecting the vote to be large in precincts across the midwest.
The vote today was reduced significantly by bad weather.

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WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 5: people who vote or can vote, the electorate

Commentary: VOTE[+entity][+group][+people][+electorate]
NOTE: refers to people who can or will vote.
NOTE: often used to identify blocks of the electorate, 'Hispanic vote' - the modifier indicates which block is being identified.

He failed to get the labor vote.
We're hoping to get the independent vote.
Their candidate gets a lot of the women's vote in eastern states.

PropBank: vote.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4