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veto

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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vetove‧to1 /ˈviːtəʊ $ -toʊ/ ●○○ verb (vetoed, vetoing, vetoes) [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 PREJECT/NOT ACCEPTif someone in authority vetoes something, they refuse to allow it to happen, especially something that other people or organizations have agreedveto legislation/a measure/a proposal etc 🔊 President Bush vetoed the bill on July 6.see thesaurus at refuse, vote2 REJECT/NOT ACCEPTto refuse to accept a particular plan or suggestion 🔊 Jenny wanted to invite all her friends, but I quickly vetoed that idea.
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vetoThe governor vetoed a bill that would have given some much-needed money to public libraries.The governor vetoed another version of the bill last fall.The president has the right to veto any piece of legislation.European plans to deregulate air fares were vetoed by Spain.Requests to take foster children abroad are often vetoed by the biological parent.The deal was agreed by the board but vetoed by the chairman.The teams were to operate by consensus, each having the power to veto decisions, none with the power to impose.If the president can be induced to veto Dole legislation, that claim will look stronger still.It reeks of just another favor to the rich, and the president has vowed to veto it.It generally works by consensus, so a country can veto its conclusions.Other contract proposals are languishing in the Senate, and Clinton has either vetoed or threatened to veto the rest.Participants may read the transcript and, if they are unhappy, can veto release for a time.Jenny wanted to invite all her friends, but I quickly vetoed that idea.Bill Clinton vetoed the balanced budget.President Clinton has vowed to veto the legislation.vetoed ... billClinton vetoed the bill after being lobbied by trial lawyers, but Congress overrode the veto.The president vetoed the bill - and the Senate failed by a single vote to override his veto.On June 27,1973, Nixon vetoed the bill cutting the funds.Roemer vetoed the bill on July 6.vetoed ... ideaI vetoed the idea on the grounds that Firecracker would spot the deception in two seconds.
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vetoveto2 ●○○ noun (plural vetoes) [countable, uncountable] 🔊 🔊 PREJECT/NOT ACCEPTa refusal to give official permission for something, or the right to refuse to give such permissionveto on 🔊 de Gaulle’s veto on the British application to join the EECveto over 🔊 The head teacher has the right of veto over management-board decisions.veto of 🔊 Washington’s veto of Seoul’s nuclear ambitions 🔊 The Senate had a sufficient majority to override the presidential veto (=not accept his refusal).exercise/use your veto
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vetoBush thus maintained his record of never having had a veto overridden in Congress.The two houses would have absolute veto rights over each other.The Senate gave President Clinton a victory Thursday when lawmakers sustained his veto of a bill banning certain late-term abortions.The president, with his veto power, blocked these reactionary schemes.Unfortunately, the line-item veto is one of those dumb ideas that took on a life of its own.It remains to be seen whether the line-item veto will control spending.However, the effect of requiring unanimity means in practice that any one constituent body has a right of veto.The president vetoed the bill - and the Senate failed by a single vote to override his veto.As a result of the president's veto the inner-cities program will not now go ahead.exercise/use your vetoThe Bush administration criticized the decision and threatened to use its veto powers.
From Longman Business Dictionaryvetove‧to /ˈviːtəʊ-toʊ/ verb [transitive]LAW to officially refuse to allow something to happen, especially something other people have agreedAn attempt to use £35 million to strengthen the bank’s capital was vetoed by bank regulators.veto noun [countable]Senior advisers have recommended a veto to the President.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
veto
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyveto
he, she, itvetoes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyvetoed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave vetoed
he, she, ithas vetoed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad vetoed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill veto
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have vetoed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam vetoing
he, she, itis vetoing
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you, we, theyare vetoing
Past
I, he, she, itwas vetoing
you, we, theywere vetoing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been vetoing
he, she, ithas been vetoing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been vetoing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be vetoing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been vetoing
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