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  • v. To collectively approve a nominee into an office or position as a result of voting.

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  • v. elect in a voting process


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  • The messengers had no better luck at Athens, where Demosthenes—in typical fashion—led a rousing vote in support of the brave Theban rebels, then did nothing.

    Alexander the Great

  • Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Presidential candidate Ollanta Humala shows his ink-stained finger after casting his vote in Lima on Sunday.

    Peru Votes in Divisive Runoff for President

  • Guided by Sir Edward Malet, he refused to endorse the sentences and put them to the vote in the Chamber of Notables.

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Presidential candidate Ollanta Humala, shows his ink-stained finger after casting his vote in Lima on June 5, 2011.

    Humala Claims Win in Peru Presidential Race

  • I spoke with Linc Chafee R., R.I., reminding him that in 2001, he had actually been the first senator to vote in my favor on the floor roll call for the T job, and he replied, “Ah, a pioneer.”

    Surrender is not an Option

  • What The Hidden Persuaders exposed half a century ago remains true today: too many of us meander through life in a mental-emotional fog, our subconscious sensitivities to words and images causing us to feel, act, purchase, and vote in conformity with, as Bernays put it, “they who pull the wires which control the public mind.”


  • We finally got started at about 7:35 A.M. De La Sablière reviewed the changes ministers had agreed to the night before, and asked if Russia and China would now vote in favor.

    Surrender is not an Option

  • Chavez's allies hold a majority of seats in the assemblyMarquina told The Associated Press that opposition lawmakers intended to vote in favor of granting the president a "temporary absence."

    Chavez to return to Cuba for chemotherapy

  • Away from the sacred and back to the profane, by July 2006 we readied for the first “straw poll,” an informal vote in which each Council member would “encourage,” “discourage,” or express “no opinion” about the four declared candidates, who were listed alphabetically: Ban, Dhanapala, Surakiart, and Tharoor.

    Surrender is not an Option

  • I did not fear a vote in the Fifth Committee, even though I knew we would lose overwhelmingly, for one very good reason: It would expose the charade of “consensus budgeting” for what it was, something that actually worked against our interests more often than not.

    Surrender is not an Option


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