Antonyms for veto

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : vee-toh
Phonetic Transcription : ˈvi toʊ

Definition of veto

Origin :
  • 1620s, from Latin veto, literally "I forbid," first person singular present indicative of vetare "forbid," of unknown origin. Used by Roman tribunes who opposed measures of the Senate or magistrates.
  • noun refusal of permission
  • verb refuse permission
Example sentences :
  • He used his veto on the laws, for instance, and otherwise exercised his prerogatives.
  • Extract from : « Homeward Bound » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • For if the English Parliament have the power to veto our wishes, where's the difference?
  • Extract from : « Ireland as It Is » by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • And the Turkish nation had no opportunity to sanction or veto their resolve.
  • Extract from : « England and Germany » by Emile Joseph Dillon
  • An important act of the legislature awaited his signature or veto.
  • Extract from : « David Dunne » by Belle Kanaris Maniates
  • An effort was made to carry it over the Governor's veto, but it failed.
  • Extract from : « The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV » by Various
  • "I must put my veto on any such attempts, Alfred," said Mr. Campbell.
  • Extract from : « The Settlers in Canada » by Frederick Marryat
  • The President has the right of speaking, though not of voting, in it, but has no veto on its action.
  • Extract from : « Impressions of South Africa » by James Bryce
  • The first power of the President that I wish to consider is the veto power.
  • Extract from : « Ethics in Service » by William Howard Taft
  • The legislature passed the bills over his veto and adjourned that night.
  • Extract from : « The Plum Tree » by David Graham Phillips
  • The vote in the Senate after the veto, was, yeas 28 (not two thirds), and nays 18.
  • Extract from : « The Continental Monthly , Vol. 2 No. 5, November 1862 » by Various

Synonyms for veto

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