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poll(
pol
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (sample of opinion)
a. la encuesta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The most recent polls show the gap is closing between the two candidates.Las últimas encuestas señalan que la brecha entre los candidatos es cada vez menor.
b. el sondeo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
According to the polls, his numbers are beginning to slip.Según los sondeos, su números están empezando a decaer.
2. (act of voting)
a. la votación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
We're still waiting for the result of today's poll.Seguimos esperando el resultado de la votación de hoy.
3. (number of votes) (United Kingdom)
a. los votos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
With a poll of only 10,453, the candidate had no hope of being elected.Con solo 10,453 votos, el candidato no tenía ninguna esperanza de salir elegido.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (to take a sample of opinion)
a. sondear
Of the 300 people we polled, 160 said they would definitely vote Republican.De las 300 personas a quienes sondeamos, 160 dijeron que definitivamente votarían por los republicanos.
b. encuestar
The newspaper polled its readers six months before the election.El periódico encuestó a sus lectores seis meses antes de la elección.
5. (to earn votes)
a. obtener
He seemed an unbeatable candidate but ultimately couldn't poll as many votes as he needed.Parecía un candidato invencible pero al final no pudo obtener tantos votos como necesitaba.
6. (to remove horns)
a. descornar
We usually poll this breed of cattle because they tend to be so ferocious.Normalmente descornamos esta raza de vacas porque suelen ser muy feroces.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
7. (to receive votes) (United Kingdom)
a. obtener
Even though I didn't poll well, I'm going to run again.Aunque no obtuve mucho votos, volveré a presentarme.
polls
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
8. (voting center)
a. urnas
Catalans went to the polls today to vote for or against their independence.Los catalanes acudieron hoy a las urnas a votar a favor o en contra de la independencia.
9. (vote)
a. las elecciones
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
We couldn't believe how she slaughtered the opposition at the polls.No pudimos creer la paliza que le dio a la oposición en las elecciones.
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poll
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (voting)
a. la votación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(opinion) pollsondeo m or encuesta f (de opinión)
to go to the pollsacudir a las urnas
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (votes)
a. obtener
3. (people)
a. sondear
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poll [pəʊl]
noun
1 (voting) votación (f); (election) elecciones (f)
in the poll of 1945 en las elecciones de 1945; a poll was demanded exigieron una votación; insistieron en que se llevara a cabo una votación; to head the poll obtener la mayoría de los votos; to take a poll on sth someter algo a votación; a poll was taken among those present se llevó a cabo una votación entre los asistentes
2 (total votes) votos (m); votación (f)
there was a poll of 84% el 84% del electorado acudió a las urnas; the candidate achieved a poll of 5000 votes el candidato obtuvo 5000 votos; the poll has been a heavy one ha votado un elevado porcentaje del electorado
3 polls (voting place) urnas (f)
to go to the polls acudir a las urnas
4 (opinion poll) encuesta (f); sondeo (m); (Telec) interrogación (f)
to take a poll hacer una encuesta
transitive verb
1 [+votes] obtener
he polled only 50 votes obtuvo solamente 50 votos
2 (in opinion poll) encuestar
1068 people were polled encuestaron a 1068 personas
3 (remove horns from) [+cattle] descornar
intransitive verb
he polled badly obtuvo pocos votos; tuvo escaso apoyo; we expect to poll well esperamos obtener muchos votos
modifier
poll rating (n) resultado (m) obtenido en las encuestas
The party's poll rating is 59 per cent, up from 56 per cent last month Party members say their opinion poll rating does not reflect the true level of support in Britain for environmental politics
poll tax (n) (contribución (f) de) capitación (f); (Britain) (formerly) impuesto (m) municipal por cabeza
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