Definition of Veto:

  1. Exercise a veto against (a decision or proposal made by a law-making body).

  2. A constitutional right to reject a decision or proposal made by a law-making body.

  3. Vote that prevents a proposed action from occurring or being completed. A veto usually comes from an authority figure or leader whose one vote has equal or more authority than that of the majority. In the United States government, the US President can veto a proposed law; however, because of the system of checks and balances, he can be overruled if there is a 2/3 majority vote in both houses of Congress.

Synonyms of Veto

Reject, Turn down, Throw out, Dismiss, Say ‘no’ to, Rule against, Overrule, Rule out, Quash, Absolute veto, Ban, Block, Constitute, Decline, Decree, Defeat, Denial, Deny, Disallow, Disallowance, Embargo, Enact, Enact laws, Executive veto, Filibuster, Forbid, Get the floor, Have the floor, Interdict, Interdiction, Item veto, Kill, Killing, Legislate, Limited negative, Limited veto, Lobby through, Logroll, Negative, Nix, Ordain, Outlaw, Pass, Pigeonhole, Pocket, Pocket veto, Preclude, Preclusion, Prevent, Prevention, Prohibit, Prohibition, Proscribe, Proscription, Put in force, Put through, Quash, Quashing, Railroad through, Refuse, Reject, Rejection, Roll logs, Rule against, Rule out, Senatorial courtesy, Stop, Stoppage, Suspensory veto, Table, Taboo, Take the floor, Turn down, Veto message, Veto power, Yield the floor

How to use Veto in a sentence?

  1. The president vetoed the bill.
  2. The legislature would have a veto over appointments to key posts.

Meaning of Veto & Veto Definition