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EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin vetō (I forbid).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

veto (plural vetoes or vetos)

  1. A political right to disapprove of (and thereby stop) the process of a decision, a law etc.
  2. An invocation of that right.
  3. An authoritative prohibition or negative; a forbidding; an interdiction.
    • George Eliot
      This contemptuous veto of her husband's on any intimacy with her family.

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VerbEdit

veto (third-person singular simple present vetoes, present participle vetoing, simple past and past participle vetoed)

  1. (transitive) To use a veto against.

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CzechEdit

NounEdit

veto n

  1. veto

DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin vetō (I forbid).

NounEdit

veto n (singular definite vetoet, plural indefinite vetoer)

  1. veto

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ve‧to

NounEdit

veto n (plural veto's, diminutive vetootje n)

  1. veto

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FinnishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From verb vetää (to pull) + -o.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: ve‧to
  • IPA(key): [ˈveto]

NounEdit

veto

  1. pull (act of pulling)
  2. pull (attractive force)
  3. draught/draft of air
  4. stroke of hand, oar etc.
  5. bet, wager (e.g. in gambling)
  6. (colloquial) move, as in a debate or game
    Tuo oli hyvä veto!
    That was a good move!
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Etymology 2Edit

From Latin veto (I forbid).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

veto

  1. veto
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FrenchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

veto m (plural vetos)

  1. veto

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

veto m (plural vetos)

  1. vet (veterinarian)
    Nous avons dû emmener le chien chez le veto.
    We had to take the dog to the vet.

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ItalianEdit

NounEdit

veto m (plural veti)

  1. veto

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unknown origin.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

present active vetō, present infinitive vetāre, perfect active vetuī, supine vetitum

  1. I forbid, oppose, veto.

InflectionEdit

InterjectionEdit

vetō!

  1. I forbid it! I protest!

Usage notesEdit

  • Used in the Senate by tribunes to oppose objectionable measures.

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NorwegianEdit

NounEdit

veto n

  1. veto

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin veto.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʋêːto/
  • Hyphenation: ve‧to

NounEdit

vȇto m (Cyrillic spelling ве̑то)

  1. veto

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • veto” in Hrvatski jezični portal

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin veto.

NounEdit

veto m (plural vetos)

  1. veto

VerbEdit

veto

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of vetar.

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

veto n

  1. veto

PortugueseEdit

VerbEdit

veto

  1. first-person singular (eu) present indicative of vetar