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poll

 
 
pronunciation:
pol
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the collection and counting of votes in an election.
synonyms:
ballot, vote
definition 2: the number of ballots cast in an election.
synonyms:
votes
similar words:
count, tally
definition 3: (plural) the place where people go to vote in an election.
definition 4: a set of questions given to large numbers of people. Polls are used to gather information about what the public thinks.
The food company's poll showed that most people like ketchup better than mustard.
synonyms:
survey
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: polls, polling, polled
definition 1: to get a certain number of votes in an election.
The mayor polled only a thousand votes.
similar words:
receive, win
definition 2: to question people in order to gather facts or opinions about something.
The school polled the students about what they liked best for lunch.
similar words:
ballot, examine, query, question, survey
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