veto

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USAGE NOTE
The plural of “veto” is “vetoes.”
veto(
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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. (proscription)
a. el veto
(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)
They have passed the bill, but it is likely the president will use his veto.Han aprobado el proyecto de ley, pero es probable que el presidente utilice su veto.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to proscribe)
a. vetar
The White House said it will veto any bill that may threaten equal pay for women.La Casa Blanca dijo que vetará cualquier proyecto de ley que pueda poner en peligro la igualdad de remuneración para las mujeres.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to not allow)
a. prohibir
Kevin's dad vetoed his motorcycle trip to Patagonia.El papá de Kevin le prohibió el viaje en motocicleta a Patagonia.
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veto
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el veto
(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)
right or power of vetoderecho de veto
to impose a veto on somethingvetar algo
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (general)
a. vetar
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veto [ˈviːtəʊ]
noun
vetoes (plural) veto (m)
to have a veto tener veto; to put a veto on sth vetar algo; poner veto a algo; to use or exercise one's veto ejercer el (derecho a) veto
transitive verb
[+bill, application] vetar; prohibir
the president vetoed it el presidente lo vetó or le puso su veto; I suggested it but he vetoed the idea yo lo sugerí pero el rechazó la idea
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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