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veto

1 verb
     
Related topics: Politics
ve‧to1 past tense and past participle vetoed, present participle vetoing, third person singular vetoes [transitive]
1P if someone in authority vetoes something, they refuse to allow it to happen, especially something that other people or organizations have agreed
veto legislation/a measure/a proposal etc
President Bush vetoed the bill on July 6.
2 to 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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