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Definition 1: a vote that blocks a decision - [noun denoting act]

(veto is a kind of ...) a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative

"there were only 17 votes in favor of the motion" "they allowed just one vote per person"

(... is a kind of veto ) indirect veto of legislation by refusing to sign it

Definition 2: the power or right to prohibit or reject a proposed or intended act (especially the power of a chief executive to reject a bill passed by the legislature) - [noun denoting attribute]

(veto is a kind of ...) possession of controlling influence

"the deterrent power of nuclear weapons" "the power of his love saved her" "his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade"

Definition 3: command against - [verb of communication]

Samples where veto or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I forbid you to call me late at night
  • Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store
  • Dad nixed our plans

Synonyms for veto in the sense of this definition

(veto is a kind of ...) make someone do something

(... is a kind of veto ) prohibit especially by legal means or social pressure

"Smoking is banned in this building"

(... is a kind of veto ) prevent from entering; keep out

"He was barred from membership in the club"

(... is a kind of veto ) issue an injunction

(... is a kind of veto ) declare illegal; outlaw

"Marijuana is criminalized in the U.S."

Samples where veto or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The President vetoed the bill

Synonyms for veto in the sense of this definition

(veto is a kind of ...) be resistant to

"The board opposed his motion"

(... is a kind of veto ) thwart the passage of

"kill a motion" "he shot down the student's proposal"

(veto implies ...) express a choice or opinion

"I vote that we all go home" "She voted for going to the Chinese restaurant"

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