Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun veto

2 senses of veto

Sense 1
veto -- (a vote that blocks a decision)
       => vote, ballot, voting, balloting -- (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")

Sense 2
veto -- (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))
       => power, powerfulness -- (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")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb veto

2 senses of veto

Sense 1
veto, blackball, negative -- (vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent; "The President vetoed the bill")
       => oppose, controvert, contradict -- (be resistant to; "The board opposed his motion")

Sense 2
forbid, prohibit, interdict, proscribe, veto, disallow, nix -- (command against; "I forbid you to call me late at night"; "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"; "Dad nixed our plans")
       => command, require -- (make someone do something)

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