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Synonyms for veto
ˈvi toʊve·to

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vetonoun

    a vote that blocks a decision

  2. vetoverb

    the power or right to prohibit or reject a proposed or intended act (especially the power of a chief executive to reject a bill passed by the legislature)

  3. veto, blackball, negativeverb

    vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent

    "The President vetoed the bill"

    Synonyms:
    blackball, ostracize, forbid, negative, ostracise, prohibit, banish, ban, nix, interdict, proscribe, cast out, disallow, shun

  4. forbid, prohibit, interdict, proscribe, veto, disallow, nixverb

    command against

    "I forbid you to call me late at night"; "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"; "Dad nixed our plans"

    Synonyms:
    blackball, interdict, forestall, disallow, prohibit, preclude, nix, negative, prevent, proscribe, foreclose, forbid

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. vetonoun

    Synonyms:
    prohibition (of a legislative act by the executive), refusal to sanction

  2. vetoverb

    Synonyms:
    prohibit, forbid, negative

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "veto":

    cassation, vet

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#258195ostracize

How to use veto in a sentence?

  1. Mahinda Rajapaksa:

    The investigation on Sri Lanka was not carried out by an independent Commission of Inquiry, but for the very first time, by the OHCHR (Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights), neither the OHCHR nor the UNHRC has the authority to set up an international war crimes tribunal. The only body with the authority to do so is the UN Security Council where the veto power of China and Russia will be a factor to contend with.

  2. Thomas Frieden:

    Now, China and every other country in the world will have a veto at WHO, and the U.S. won't. This will make the U.S. more vulnerable.

  3. President Nicolas Maduro:

    The U.N. Security Council has refused to include this Venezuelan tragedy in its agenda, where it faces basically Russia that sees Venezuela as an important ally in the region, andwould veto its consideration, most probably together with China, we support OHCHR’s efforts to shed light on the abysmal human rights situation in Venezuela.

  4. Chris Christie:

    I believe that farmers should be able to make decisions about how best to raise their livestock, not government bureaucrats. I vetoed that bill twice in New Jersey, and if it comes to my desk again, I'll veto it again, and I thank them for the opportunity.

  5. Duncan Smith:

    They have a de facto veto over everything.


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