vote against (someone or something)

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vote against (someone or something)

1. To cast a ballot in opposition to a political candidate or proposition. I voted against raising taxes, but apparently the majority of people thought it was a good idea. The recent scandal led many people to vote against the senator for reelection.
2. To express one's preference against something. I thought going camping would be a great vacation idea, but the kids all voted against it. I vote against having pizza for dinner.
3. To align one's vote in opposition to someone or some group. The entire board of directors voted against me on the measure. Two countries voted against the rest of the United Nations to increase foreign aid spending in the war-torn region.
See also: vote

vote against someone or something

to cast a ballot against someone or something. Are you going to vote against the provision? I plan to vote against David.
See also: vote