vote for

vote for someone or something

to cast a ballot in favor of someone or something. Did you vote for Alice? I plan to vote for the tax freeze. Of course, I voted for myself! Wouldn't you?
See also: vote
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It would really have been a matter of total indifference to him--that is to say, he would have taken the more convenient side, and given his vote for the appointment of Tyke without any hesitation--if he had not cared personally for Mr.
I am a good deal occupied as a magistrate, and in the collection of documentary evidence, but I regard my time as being at the disposal of the public--and, in short, my friends have convinced me that a chaplain with a salary--a salary, you know-- is a very good thing, and I am happy to be able to come here and vote for the appointment of Mr.
When the women get the ballot, they will vote for prohibition," I said.
And when they come to vote, they will vote for prohibition.
So he is in some things, but I shall not vote for him, Polly; you know what his trade is?
They were even, some of them, going to vote for him, and purposely to let him get a good many votes, so that the enemy might be thrown off the scent, and when a candidate of the other side was put up, they too might give him some votes.
The same principle prevails also in the choice of their senate; the manner of electing which is favourable also to an oligarchy; for all are obliged to vote for those who are senators of the first class, afterwards they vote for the same number out of the second, and then out of the third; but this compulsion to vote at the election of senators does not extend to the third and fourth classes and the first and second class only are obliged to vote for the fourth.
When the majority shall at length vote for the abolition of slavery, it will be because they are indifferent to slavery, or because there is but little slavery left to be abolished by their vote.
Get ready to punch the dial pad and vote for your favorite Idol contestant.
The chief election officer of each state must determine the total popular vote for president/vice president in the entire nation even though some states may not have subscribed to the agreement.
I vote for two hours straight,'' said Susie Welby, a McPhee supporter and friend of the 22-year-old singer.
2004 vote: If it looks like my home state could go either way by Election Day, I'll vote for John Kerry.
The spot on the screen with the candidate's name may not line up with the coded segments of the screen that register a vote for that candidate.
Under the proposal, parents would vote for their children until they reached age 12.