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VETO (vetoes)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does veto mean? 

VETO (noun)
  The noun VETO has 2 senses:

1. a vote that blocks a decision
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)

  Familiarity information: VETO used as a noun is rare.


VETO (verb)
  The verb VETO has 2 senses:

1. vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent
2. command against

  Familiarity information: VETO used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


VETO (noun)


Sense 1veto [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A vote that blocks a decision

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("veto" is a kind of...):

ballot; balloting; vote; voting (a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "veto"):

pocket veto (indirect veto of legislation by refusing to sign it)


Sense 2veto [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("veto" is a kind of...):

power; powerfulness (possession of controlling influence)


VETO (verb)


Sense 1veto [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

negative; veto; blackball

Context example:

The President vetoed the bill

Hypernyms (to "veto" is one way to...):

contradict; controvert; oppose (be resistant to)

"Veto" entails doing...:

vote (express a choice or opinion)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "veto"):

defeat; kill; shoot down; vote down; vote out (thwart the passage of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2veto [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Command against

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

proscribe; prohibit; forbid; disallow; interdict; veto

Context examples:

I forbid you to call me late at night / Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store

Hypernyms (to "veto" is one way to...):

command; compel; require (make someone do something)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "veto"):

ban (prohibit especially by legal means or social pressure)

bar; debar; exclude (prevent from entering; keep out)

enjoin (issue an injunction)

criminalise; criminalize; illegalise; illegalize; outlaw (declare illegal; outlaw)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue veto the movie


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