votar

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votar(
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to give a vote)
a. to vote
Yo voté a favor de la propuesta más ecológica.I voted in favor of the more environmentally-friendly proposal.
Debemos votar por el candidato con las mejores propuestas.We must vote for the candidate with the best proposals.
2. (religious)
a. to vow
Los sacerdotes votaron en la iglesia, prometiendo una vida de castidad.The priests vowed at church, promising a life of chastity.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to support with a vote)
a. to vote for (a person)
Este estado votó al candidato republicano en las últimas elecciones.This state voted for the Republican candidate in the last elections.
b. to vote (an option or a course of action)
Voté que no en el referéndum.I voted no in the referendum.
4. (to decide by vote)
a. to approve
Se votó la reforma educativa en el senado.The education reform was approved in the senate.
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votar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (partido, candidato)
a. to vote for
2. (ley)
a. to vote on
¿qué has votado, sí o no?how did you vote, yes or no?
3. (aprobar)
a. to pass, to approve
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (general)
a. to vote
votar a favor de/en contra de alguiento vote for/against somebody
votar porto vote for
5. (fig)
a.
yo voto por ir a la playaI'm for going to the beach
votar por que…to vote (that)…
votar en blancoto return a blank ballot paper
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votar
transitive verb
1 (Política) [+candidato, partido] to vote for; [+moción, proyecto de ley] to pass; approve (by vote)
Pérez fue el más votado Pérez received the highest number of votes; Pérez got most votes
2 (Religión) to vow; promise;a to
intransitive verb
1 (Política) to vote;por for
2 (Religión) to vow; take a vow
3 (echar pestes) to curse; swear
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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